After taking on new responsibilities, one normally hopes to crush them. It’s exciting and fun to post as often as possible, especially in regards to the Vikings.

Unfortunately, an infection has sidelined me for the past two days and possibly a week or so longer. The painkillers are variable in their effectiveness, and when they work, they knock me out. When they don’t, I’m in far too much pain to write.

I should have surgery soon and hope to recover in time to write shortly after, but if you’re visiting the site and don’t see updates, that’s why. Hopefully I will be able to write in the mean time, but who knows?

At the very least, we can be lucky it happened during a dead time in football news.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Get better, Arif. I hope you’ll be back to your old ‘self’ soon. Meanwhile focus on your recovery. The rest will take care of itself. Blessings.

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  2. I pray for your surgery, also…..looking forward to your return…appreciate all the time you put into your writing…

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  3. Get better Arif, don’t worry about us, concentrate on yourself. We will always be here. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  4. Hate it when real life interrupts a good thing. Godspeed with your surgery and take care of yourself Arif.

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  5. If you’re tired because of the painkillers, can’t you just drink 4 or more 5hr energies in order to be able to write? It’s all about balancing uppers and downers. At that point, you’ll be just fine. According to my research, there’s no long term risk associated with this tactic.

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  6. Best wishes and a speedy recovery. I lover reading your posts. Hope to hear from you in the live draft chat room.

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  7. Get well Arif.
    Nothing is more important than one’s health. Don’t screw around with it.

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  8. Good Luck Arif!

    FYI, Jeff Dugan is a crack surgeon. Not good ……. just ….. uh ……crack, I guess.
    Hopefully, he ain’t the guy who will be doing the procedure.

    Seriously, what Fran the Man said. Don’t screw around with it. Us old guys know this.

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  9. Arif–Am enjoying your posts. Good thoughts and prayers heading your way. Get well soon!

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  10. Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery, Arif. Training camp is coming soon, I hope you can be there again.

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