I’m here.

Friends. Not doctors.

Friends. Not doctors.

Top left: Mirror image of Bulls getting their asses kicked by the Spurs.

Top left: Mirror image of Bulls getting their asses kicked by the Spurs.

Needs something BIG?

Needs something BIG?

I don’t normally discuss my personal life or health issues on here. Normally, it’s sports, of course. With this, I wasn’t posting the last five or six days. Since 2006, I have had several violent episodes where I would puke my guts out for about a day. Sometimes, it would happen every other month. There was an instance or two that I would go a year without one. I’ve went to several different specialists and they couldn’t figure out my issue. I thought it was just a stomach flu or bad dieting. I would change up my eating habits quite a bit and still, the same results.

Back in October, things began to change. I went to Central Dupage Hospital (Rated in the top 100 in the country) and more detailed tests began. The doctors there are truly the best. This past weekend, I had a three-day illness where I was tired, vomiting and really out of it. My employee who is also a nurse, noticed some of the issues. I went back to Central Dupage to speak to my specialist and after some more testing, it was revealed that my appendix exploded some time ago but it didn’t show up until they did more blood work and another CT scan.

My appendectomy was late Monday night and I finally got back to Dekalb a short time ago. But, once again, thanks to Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield. The surgeon, doctors and nurses saved my life because if this continued, it would have been much worse. I am very thankful. These folks are the best.

Anyway, as I was resting up, I had the TV on quite a bit (including that asswhooping the Bulls took last night with all of us in the room watching) and heard the Bears made some moves. I will comment more on those in the next day or two. I will say this for now: Emery is making some good moves. He isn’t signing the household names (yet) but in the big picture, it’s not necessary to do that. If last year was any proof, he is signing the right players without having to break the bank.

Like I said, I will comment more in the next day or two. Just remember, listen to what your body says and not your mind. It’s been a shitty few years for me but I am glad I probably won’t have to worry about this stuff anymore.

21 Responses to “I’m here.”

  1. chucky Says:

    Jumpin’ Jesus fuckin shitballs Fro!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should be dead! You are one lucky guy that you aren’t. What I don’t understand is why your abdomen don’t hurt like holy hell when your appendix blew out. I had my appendectomy back in October of 07, and I thought I’d been shot during the night. And my appendix hadn’t quite ruptured yet. Almost though. That whole day is a story worth telling, but at another time.

    At any rate, I’m glad you’re still with us. Take your time and get your strength back. I think we’ll all be all right for a little bit while you recover.

    Be well my fitness friend. Be well.

  2. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    You are very lucky to be alive sir! Thank you for feeling comfortable to share certain parts of your life with us, I think it is mutual when I say I dont think there isnt a person on this blog I wouldnt sit down and watch a ball game with and have a beer or ice tea or whatever it is you drink. I had a medical ordeal a few years ago with gall bladder issues and stones caught in my ducts. It really makes you take a step back and analyze things.You know this means you have a purpose in life seeing as you should be dead… You must find that reason.

    You are now officially a superfan lol

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    I appreciate the good words. The thing is, when this first started years ago, it was very minimal so, as I said, I figured it was just the flu. Then, they were so severe a few years back, I’d go to the emergency room and with the blood work being normal, they didn’t think anything of it. I know the feeling you’re talking about Chucky. I would tell people I would rather be shot in the foot than have this pain. The recovery time should be minimal for me. I do have a follow up next week and the week after.

  4. genrebuster Says:

    Wow. I am very happy to hear that you’re ok, Fro. You must have some very important work left to do… 🙂

  5. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    I am assuming you had the procedure laparoscopically, much better then the old days and a 12 inch scar across your gut. Did it feel like Yokozuna sat on your chest after surgery?

  6. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Anything dealing with stomach ailments are the worst. I can only imagine what that feels like. Simple food poisoning makes me feel like I’m about ready to die let alone that.

    My sister had a similar procedure done about 2 years ago. She still suffers the effects of it. Doctors screwed it up the first time they performed it. She can’t eat certain foods, meat is harder to digest (and there’s some she just can’t eat), etc.

    Hope you’re doing better.

  7. dvxprime Says:

    Fro Dog, I am absolutely glad that you survived that ordeal. And good on you for having friends come by to see that you’re alive. That should speed the recovery.

    At this time I want to thank you for taking the time to run this blog. Chicagoland sports has sucked the last few years (less the Black Hawks) and it’s good to have a place to vent and know that you’re not alone.

    Good health, and get well soon. BY CRACKY!!!

  8. MadCityMac Says:

    Holy Shit! Fro, seriously, I have never heard of an appendix going like that, and somebody surviving; get well soon my friend! That’s just scary as hell…

  9. jimmy d. Says:

    Well, check out the big brain on Brett (CBBSS throwing down the “laparoscopically” term). Okay, pop quiz: what movie is that line from?
    Fro, DUDE based on what you’re saying…you should be a goner! My wife had an emergency appendectomy about 4 years ago. That can be some crazy scary shit!
    Be well, my friend…be well.

    Jimmy D.

  10. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    Say WHAT again!!!! What?

  11. Fro Dog Says:

    Yeah. They just made incursions (four of them) through the stomach. They had one for a “drain” which, when looking at it, made me feel queasy. I feel much better today. I still can’t lift anything and have to sit around but the recovery is only a few days.

  12. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    Tillman in Chicago 1 more year, lets see how that plays out. I personally think its an injury waiting to happen.

  13. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Fro…get better soon dude. I had a relative who had the similar situation. It’s really hard to detect until it shows up on scans!

    For everyone else, I noticed that the World’s Largest Urinal turns 100 years old this year. It’s good to see that Ricketts is marketing 100 years of futility and embarrassment. Save that shrine!!!

  14. jimmy d. Says:


    “Say ‘what’ one more time, motherfucker! I dare you. I double dare you.”
    One of the greatest sequences in movie history!!!

    Jimmy D.

  15. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    Between that and Christopher Walken explaining to a young Butch how he hid that uncomfortable piece of metal up his ass for 2 years and the Cheese Royal.. Ha!

  16. chucky Says:

    It didn’t take very long for Julius Peppers to find a new home. 3 years, upwards of 30 million with Green Bay. What the fuck are they thinking? Just how long will it take for them to regret that move?

  17. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:

    I just saw that, WOW they sure overpaid for that guy. Unless 15 million is for inside info from a guy that just got cut from the team they will see 2, maybe 3 times a year.

  18. jimmy d. Says:

    I’m not a huge fan of Julius Peppers, but I think it’s a pretty safe “roll of the dice” for the Packers. There’s only $7.5M guaranteed, so it’s going to work out to a 1 year contract worth about $8.5M ($1M in salary and $7.5M of guaranteed money). That’s not bad for a seasoned veteran, perennial Pro Bowler, who will be able to force the offensive lines to relax some of the “double and triple team” pressure that they put on Clay Matthews.
    Plus, the real reason that the Bears cut him is because he was due to make some ridiculous amount of money this year…they weren’t prepared to pay that amount; as they shouldn’t! He’s older (34), but I wouldn’t say that he’s “washed up” yet!

    Jimmy D.

  19. Cubs Bears Bulls Sox Suck Says:


    Someone tell Matt Garza thats kind of like saying.. ” I’m gonna kick that puppy when I see it”

    Slow down Tough Guy!!

  20. chucky Says:

    Goddamn, who pissed in his Wheaties? Hey Matt, get a fucking grip you dumb bitch. And do something about that shitstain on your chin.

  21. genrebuster Says:

    Matt WHO?


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