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Update

I went to my evaluation session with the PT and felt pretty good before he had me run through things.  Alas, I still experience pain at the last one percent of my range and that was enough for him to say that there will be no beatings until that is gone.  So traction weight has increased and the exercise to facilitate ease of movement has become more aggressive.  Maybe another month?  If so, it will fall in line with his original prognostication.  In the mean time I’m finding it easy to avoid class and hang out with my wife, but I’ve been mostly working.  I will say that practice in the mornings feels entirely comfortable except that I can’t do any of the yoga I normally enjoy.  During the evaluation we covered exercises I can and can’t do at the gym which was both nice and frustrating.  Weight lifting is such a horrible place to keep a rigid posture.  There is so much lifting at a horrible level that I’m constantly gritting my teeth when I notice I’m doing it wrong.  Everything good …

Back And Forwards

After having a long talk with Sensei during the last weekend I figured I’d better visit class just to say hi to gang at the very least, but as the time got closer I just started feeling worse and worse.  I’ve been going to physical therapy for a little over two weeks and sat down with the doctor to discuss what I was able or capable of doing since we were seeing some nice progress.  You could almost hear the sad trombone.  He said it would be two months before pain would be gone (depending) and a full 8 months before the damage healed completely.  During that time I have to make sure I pay huge attention to my spine, it’s curve and any activity that would impact those things.  So that left me with a lot of questions about what I can and can’t do, but deep down it meant that I’m not going to be doing any kicking or bending for a long time.  With all that in mind I went to class and figured I’d be incredibly bitter and depressed and sure enough I was.  Class had already begun and everyo…