Saturday, July 03, 2010

Health Issues - More and Less

I reluctantly wrote a painful email to Shihan a few weeks ago.  I had been through a few months where almost every class seemed to aggravate my back problems.  The root problem seems to be that my right hip has lost almost all of its flexibility so that any round house kick painfully wrenches my back, sometimes leading to full spasms etc.  So, until it gets a little better or I figure out how to mitigate it, I decided to take some time off from the training. Very sad for me.

It's been incredibly fun for me at the dojo over the last 8 years.  I got and stayed in shape, learned about the world of martial arts, and made friends.  Because all the kids got involved, it helped build family life.  Basically, it's been tremendously powerful.  Since I've stopped (only a few weeks), I haven't felt that great and have some trouble sleeping at night.  Really sucks.

The next step is for me to figure out what the possibilities are for my hip.  Initial doctor, not a hip specialist, says that they've replaced a lot of hips which were in better shape than mine. So I need to find myself a good specialist and start exploring.  I haven't gotten to this for a few reasons. One is that chasing around the medical world is high on my list of least favorite things to do.  The other is that I've had more urgent medical issues to deal with, albeit not mine.  Dear old Mom fell and broke a vertabra so I've been

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