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Gwynn on the mend, eyes return

Posted on: January 9, 2011 5:45 pm
Tony Gwynn
Good news from San Diego as the Union-Tribune has a report that Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn has completed a chemotherapy for cancer of the parotid gland and is hopeful he can return this year to both of his jobs -- as baseball coach at San Diego State and as a commentator on Padres broadcasts.

"Everything is going great. I don’t have an exact answer yet where I stand with the cancer. I can’t say I’m cured. I have an MRI and a CT scan planned for sometime next week. But I feel good and my doctors tell me they think I’m ahead of schedule. And I’ve been walking on my own for about a month now.”

Walking was a challenge for Gwynn, who already was suffering from disk problems in his back when he was diagnosed with cancer. He underwent surgery in August to remove lymph nodes and tumors, and could not get treatment on his back while receiving chemotherapy.

“I have to tell you, that was no fun,” Gwynn said. “Anyone who has gone through it knows what chemotherapy and radiation is like. I’m right there with you. My thoughts are with anyone who has done that.

"But to be lying there on that table for those treatments with my back the way it was, that was really tough. But I was lucky. I had some great people working on me.”

Gwynn had gained a lot of weight since retiring, contributing to his back issues, but says he's lost a considerable amount of weight in recent months.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:29 pm

Gwynn on the mend, eyes return

I misread it too.  I knew he had some form of cancer, but I didn't think it was ocular until I read the headline.  Good to see the best hitter I have ever seen is getting back to what he does best...talking and teaching hitting.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:03 pm

Gwynn on the mend, eyes return

"eyes return" should have just sprang for an extra quarter to insert "[Gwynn] eyes return [to coaching]". For those who grew  up in America and are familiar with the absurdity and complexity of American English the brief title would not pose/present/lead to a problem. but since there are fans of this website that come from all over the world I would think that cbs would use the proper wording as much as possible. But of course cbs is either too cheap/lazy or incompetent to get it done. But anyway, I'm happy to hear that Mister Gwynn is doing well.

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 9:25 pm

Gwynn on the mend, eyes return

He never lost his eyes. He 'eyes' a return to coaching..

Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2011 9:14 pm

Gwynn on the mend, eyes return

Since: Mar 31, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:28 am

Gwynn on the mend, eyes return

I agree with everything that spartacus007 said. Kind of odd to tease us with the eyesight thing in the header and then not mention it in the article.

Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:20 pm

Gwynn on the mend, eyes return

This is good to hear; Gwynn was a great player and always seemed to be a fine person. But there's no mention in this article of where his eyes went in the first place.

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