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My lesson in what not to do, as I last wrote in my blog, ended up being a bunch of lessons all bound together in one moment of impact. The day after I drilled my shoulder into the mats I was at the Urgent Care for radiology and hopefully some relief. Rather a long story, but I'll give the short version of it: 2 doctors, 1 specialist, a trip to the MRI center to discover I'm claustrophobic, 3 new ice bags, 4 boxes of heat patches, 5 cut shirts, stacks of bills, stacks of dishes, 2 refills of pain meds, sleep and no sleep, and now on my third week of physical therapy later.... I finally am at my six week mark of my recovery! Phew! Talk about a doozie! As it turns out I fractured my Acromion and tore some beloved soft tissue. Oops!
I had a follow up last Friday. The doctor said I still can't go back to Aikido or riding horses for at least 4 more weeks and a clean x-ray. So I'm continuing, as I have been, to keep going to class to observe, read anything and everything I can get my hands on about Aikido, and practice my footwork.
So I suppose this has been my official initiation to the art? Glad to have it out of the way! I'm super eager for the day I get to get back into my gi and finally make it to my official "3rd day".