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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hall of Fame

What a sad two days it has been for me. I have come to the realization that there is a goal I will never be able to fulfill. It seems I have become a victim to some of the horrible medication that I have taken in the Bay Area. No longer can I preach from my soapbox and tell young athletes that I don’t drink, smoke, or use drugs. I have not knowingly been taking steroids for about a month now; not the cream format either that is so popular in the Bay Area.

Since I am taking a steroid or athletic enhancing drug I have to make peace with the fact that I will now never be able to play in the NFL, or play MLB. I will also not be able to go in the hall of fame for either of the two sports. To top it all off I will probably lose my security clearance and have to testify before Congress. I may hire TO’s publicist to do damage control after I testify before that most moral and ethically sound body we call Congress. I hope I don’t get a cell too close to Jack Bower.

I have also been practicing taking the Fifth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKUTS9l2HfY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmDKsAuHooo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0p0ZllZ7Xg

3 comments:

  1. Jerrold,

    Dude, I feel some of your pain. I too am fast approaching the lung xplant waiting list @ Stanford. Like you, working with Dr. Weill. I was evaluated 2 years ago and since, waiting for my health to deteriorate to the point of needing a xplant. They want me to get on the list within the next month or two.

    Like you, I too have 2 kids, boys, twins, age 3. It is sad to be in our predicament with such little ones, they make the whole ballgame just a bit more intense.

    And too, I am a systems engineer with a BSIE from Cincy and a MBA in operations management. Currently working on the side doing some light programming.

    I read the first article on you about a month ago when they had a picture of you lifting, saw this article and decided to write. I'm from Scottsdale, therefore, I do not have to relocate. They will med vac me out when the time is here. I could not imagine being separated from my wife and boys. Though, it save me quite a bit of aggrevation, my boys keep me sick since they are always bringing something home from school and my immunity to things is low.

    I wish you all the best in your outcomes and may we have an opportunity to meet on the other side of the table, even if it is 5 years out (Let's pray brother).

    Best wishes and regards, Max.

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  2. Jerrold,

    Dude, I feel some of your pain. I too am fast approaching the lung xplant waiting list @ Stanford. Like you, working with Dr. Weill. I was evaluated 2 years ago and since, waiting for my health to deteriorate to the point of needing a xplant. They want me to get on the list within the next month or two.

    Like you, I too have 2 kids, boys, twins, age 3. It is sad to be in our predicament with such little ones, they make the whole ballgame just a bit more intense.

    And too, I am a systems engineer with a BSIE from Cincy and a MBA in operations management. Currently working on the side doing some light programming.

    I read the first article on you about a month ago when they had a picture of you lifting, saw this article and decided to write. I'm from Scottsdale, therefore, I do not have to relocate. They will med vac me out when the time is here. I could not imagine being separated from my wife and boys. Though, it save me quite a bit of aggrevation, my boys keep me sick since they are always bringing something home from school and my immunity to things is low.

    I wish you all the best in your outcomes and may we have an opportunity to meet on the other side of the table, even if it is 5 years out (Let's pray brother).

    Best wishes and regards, Max.

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  3. in my comments to you in the other blog, i was a bit of a pain. but word of caution. some of the steriods that are prescibed by one doctor are not the same thing another doctor would have used. try and get a second opinion on some of them before taking them. you dont actually get hooked on them, but it is hard to wean your body off them. the doctors prescibed prednisone for my mother at the hospital and her regular doctor kept trying to get her off them. after too long on these types of meds, your immune system will become to weak to fight back. so just be careful. i know i can be a pain but i do feel for you. just leave the second hand smoke comments out of your oratations.

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