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Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

Posted on: January 2, 2012 3:25 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2012 4:39 pm
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By Will Brinson

The Texans haven't revealed much about Wade Phillips health issue that left him sidelined for two of the team's final three games of the regular season, requesting that everyone respect Wade and his family's privacy. Well, Wade's family -- or, more specifically, his father Bum Phillips -- disclosed some details of Wade's condition recently.

According to Bob West of the Port Arther News, Bum, speaking at a Texas Bowl Gridirons Legend induction on Saturday, said that Wade had "a tumor the size of a volleyball that encompassed his kidney and his gall bladder, so he had them all taken out. He’s got a scar about this long."

Bum then, according to West, held up his hands "about a foot apart."

Bum's a friend of the old blog, so I'm not going to sit here and doubt whether or not his medical recollection is accurate. But I've sat here holding my arms in the shape of a volleyball up to my stomach and, well, it's bigger than me.

So is Wade, of course, and West writes that he's lost a lot of weight.

If Bum's description of Wade's condition is accurate -- or even close to accurate -- it's a good thing he had the surgery when he did, and it's kind of insane/impressive/terrifying that Wade's already back to coaching.


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Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2012 9:50 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

you are an @sshole



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:32 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

@Goober-pile
 If you have two volleyball size tumors hanging below your genitalia, your physicians' diagnosis is incorrect.  You are not super syudly, you are half nuts, 



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 3:56 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

A volleyball is bigger than Will Brinson?  Has Will ever seen a volleyball?  Come on Will, you are really going to jab Wade's dad on his recollection of the surgery when your recollection of a volleyball is in serious question?  Congrats to Wade on his quick recovery, maybe he should spare some of that super-healing powers to his QBs.




Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 3:55 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

A volleyball is bigger than Will Brinson?  Has Will ever seen a volleyball?  Come on Will, you are really going to jab Wade's dad on his recollection of the surgery when your recollection of a volleyball is in serious question?  Congrats to Wade on his quick recovery, maybe he should spare some of that super-healing powers to his QBs.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 3:35 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

Even the tumors are bigger in Texas.



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 1:58 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

Amazing that it took so long to diagnose.  What with it sticking out of his collar for so long.




Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

Well they always say that Texans make everything sound bigger than what they really seem. Best wishes to you Wade and hope that everything turns out fine for you. You are a class act and didn't deserve the treatment you got from Jerry Jones. By the way, Jerry how is the post-Wade Phillips era working out for ya. And your plastic surgeries. You are looking a little droopy in the face.




Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 9:19 am
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

Hey gets Golf and Volley ball confused.



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2012 2:13 am
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

I have two vollyball size tumors hanging from by genitila. My doctor said I suffer from Masculine Stud-ites of the scrotum. He said it's incurrable, I'm going to have to go through my entire life being an overly Masculine Stud.



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:43 am
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

Yep - I hear he's first in line for the Penn State Coaching job.  They're going for a younger coach moving forward.


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