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For the past two weeks, I've been suffering from strep throat. After nine days on one antibiotic, I still wasn't feeling well and was actually feeling worse. So the doctor changed antibiotics for me and now, after three more days, I'm finally starting to feel better.
Naturally, I haven't felt well enough to train much, which is very frustrating. I've made it to two iaido practices, but not aikido. I should be back in the swing of things this coming week.
In the nearly ten years that I've been training, I've had to take time off several times. I've taken time off for injuries, writing my thesis, taking care of my wife and son after my son's birth, and various illnesses. The key is to get back into training as soon as possible and work through the inevitable frustrations of loosing ground due to lack of training.