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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Last night was my first night back to class. although I really didn't do too much, it felt good to be back in the dojo and on the floor. Sensei Connie, and the other junior sensei's did a great job running the show. I will slowly begin to get re-acclimated to my normal routine. I have seen a great deal of growth lately in the interest of the dojo. This is a refreshing occurrence. Especially coming back after such a lengthy absence. Kickboxing class yesterday was fun too. It was great to see everyone and the morning class offered a lot of energy. Although I was only able to teach 25 minutes of the class before sitting down, it was great to be back on the floor. I probably should have sat down after the first 10 to 15 minutes. But now that I have realized this, I will pace myself better in the near future. We will be taking measurements this week, and I will make it a point to update the "Sensei's project" page this weekend. I apologize for not posting the recent updates I received. I have been a bit preoccupied, and unable to focus until recently. Keep up the good work and I will see you in class.
12:10 pm est 

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I'm coming back
Hey Blog readers.
Sorry I haven't posted in a while i have been a little preoccupied trying to get better. I had a nice Thanksgiving with lots to be thankful for!!!! I hope yo did as well!! I have been trying to rebuild the cardio. It's a lot of work. I am planing on coming into class this Monday I will be teaching the AM kickboxing class (or trying to anyway, we'll see how it goes) then I will be in the dojo Monday night and suited up ready to go. I've got a lot of work to do to get back in the shape I was in before the crash. Gonna take my time at first and then when the time is right I will kick it into high gear. I look forward to seeing you all at the dojo. Have a great weekend and I will see you in class.
9:31 pm est 

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Greetings to all, and thank  for taking the time to read my blog. Not much to blog about these days other than the recovery, and those things associated with it. Not to mention the great support that I am receiving from my Black Belts and Kickboxing staff. As well s all the others who have stepped up and offered to help during this challenging time.

Good news to report. I went to the Dr. on Monday in Palm Springs. First I went to the ER room at the hospital for a trauma check up. The Doctor said i am healing "remarkably well" The bones are mending, the pneumonia is almost gone, and the lungs are getting stronger. As for me, I never realised it took so long to heal soft tissue. I know how to totally destroy soft tissue real fast, but never thought much about how long it takes to recover. My doctor was mostly concerned about my spline, and stressed the importance of avoiding contact and assertive activity until it is fully recovered. Otherwise I chance rupturing my spline which would be catastrophic. So  I will follow the Docs advice to a T. Still moving pretty slow and starting to work on regaining my cardio. Started riding the stationary bike today. (Thanks Doc for bringing that by) am able to move around a bit better. But still dealing with the pain. I am learning that my experience has helped a lot of people look at things in their life a little closer and make some improvements, and adjustments. I am a strong believer in leading by example but geeeeshI am sure there are easier ways to lead than going through all of this. If there is one thing I would like people to learn from my misfortune, it would be the importance of keeping your mind, body, and spirit strong. Scientifically they say the human body can sustain an impact up to 35 MPH. Anything over that will kill you you. It was determined that after I became dismounted from my bike, I slammed into a huge boulder at approximately 50 MPH. Which would explain the severity of my injuries, and the numerous fractures in my ribs. Thank God I am still alive. It is my intention to return to the dojo on 11-26-07 I am unsure of my abilities at that point so I there will still be plenty of help on hand. Keep training hard and I will see you soon.

8:03 pm est 

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Still mending
I'm going crazy just sitting around trying to breathe. But I am following the Drs. order to a T this time. I have a tendency to follow the Drs. orders until I start to feel better, then jump back in the game too soon only to be set back further. So given the nature of this incident and the severity of it, I would be a fool to not follow the Drs. advice. Just know that I miss all of you and can't wait until I can come back. I have received a few E mails on the status of the classes since I have been out. I am not surprised, but am happy to say that there has not been one complaint about anything since I have been out. If you have any needs or requests while I am away, please address them with either Sensei Connie, or Miss Holly. I anxiously look forward to returning. I see the Dr. on Monday the 5th. If he gives me clearance, I will make an effort to stop by the dojo Tuesday night to say how do to everyone. I hope you are all training hard! Remember, the Dr. said that if my body was not conditioned the way it was, my injuries would have been much more substantial if I would have even survived. Turns out after talking to others that were there at the accident, that after I hit the ground, I slid into a huge boulder, this would explain the amount of damage i received. I learned that slamming into a boulder at 50 to 60 MPH body first hurts worse than any round house or spinning back kick. Bye for now Train hard!!
2:24 pm edt 

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