Re: Getting back on the tatami again
14 years is nothing! I was out for... let's see, carry the 1... Okay, only about 16 years. :-p
No injuries, just returned to the States and lived in a very awkward place to find Aikido. The one dojo I found quickly got on my nerves for being right-handed only, but I really quit because it was just too far to drive after a full day of work.
But I'm back in Japan now and there are actually choices! Wow. (I chose cheap and close, but it's still great fun.)