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I'm awfully glad to see my new thumbnail growing out in more or less the right position. I'd thought initially I'd have to go see a hand specialist and some minor surgery might be needed but it looks as though it might turn out right without any further intervention.
It's yet another year end and this year end has been marked by injury and illness unfortunately. However now that the flu has largely abated, I'm hoping to go back to normal practice and also do some resistance training at the gym to bring my muscle tone back. That's my new year's resolution.
It's good to be back after my short break. While i'm still a little wounded, I can do enough that it's not too slow for my uke. I just can't exactly grab someone with my left hand and i have to adjust my ukemi a bit since I don't like putting and sudden weight on my palm and don't like putting any weight at all on my thumb. The throws are actually reasonably easy and i got to practice rolling and those work fine.
I also stepped back also for the first time into yoga class today and yep, all this lack of activity has made me stiffer. The class was good as it helped me loosed my left shoulder a bit as it was slightly stiff. Of course the nice thing about having a bandage on my yoga class is I go as slow as I want and the teacher doesn't pick on me
So I'm trying to return to a level of physical activity that was in place before the injury. Just signed up at my old gym so I can return to some light resistance programmes like body pump and pilates so i can at least keep up the level of physical activity while I can only do beginners aikido.