Hey Yardbarkers Wanted to give an update - I get the wires off Tuesday so I'll be able to eat again. It's been too long. I've lost 20 pounds but I should be able to put that back on pretty easy. At least I hope so. I am anxious to find out what I can't eat. I know it will be soft stuff to start so I'll be looking for some mac and cheese, some fish, stuff like that. I used to go to sleep and have dreams about food. I get so tired during the days, I'd be watching TV and some food commercial would come on and I'd start to dose and immediately start dreaming about the food in the commercial. I think the most challenging thing about this whole injury has been going to games. It's the worst. The first game I made it back for was the win over Jacksonville. I was excited and happy to be there for the win, but then I was depressed and sad because I was not really a part of the first victory. Standing there watching sucks. Other than watching film each week with the guys I don't really watch football anymore. It's too upsetting. I still go in for meetings to keep up with everything and I watch film. On Saturdays at the team hotel the linebackers do a film study session and give tips to each other. I'm there for those. Ken Norton taught me how to watch film at SC and Coach FitzGerald has given me even more tips. I'm definitely a better film watcher now. I haven't really been able to work out because I can't get my breathing right and I really don't get enough calories to do much. Once Tuesday comes I'll be focused on working out again, picking up where I left off and getting to a totally different level of football. All my hopes and goals for this season are gone so I am totally focused on getting ready for next year. Since I haven't been able to do much physically I've picked up some new movies, some Wii games and Dhani Jones got me a remote control helicopter that I fly around the house. I also picked up a couple turntables, a mixer and new computer and started fooling around, mashing up music. I love all kinds of music so that's been fun. But what I'm really looking forward to is Tuesday so that I can get these wires off, open my mouth, brush my teeth and get my teeth cleaned. I'll be sure to fill you in after that first meal.