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    genetic judoka

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    I missed you guys

    Post by genetic judoka on Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:44 am

    Hi all, I've taken a long vacation from this forum, and from judo. I messed up my back pretty bad (3 herniated disks), and haven't been on the mat since late june. if that wasn't bad enough, I then had to move a whole apartment worth of furniture with very little help. I took a break from the judo forum because it was just too much of a tease to me, knowing I was looking at a long time off the mat. well, my back has healed up a lot, but still hurts from time to time. I think I'm gonna try to get back on the mat soon, hopefully before the end of the month.

    anyways, I don't wanna ramble on. I just wanted to check in to let everyone know I'm alive. I'll be back on here when it no longer drives me crazy.


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    DougNZ

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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by DougNZ on Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:49 am

    Nice to have you back; I missed your posts. Glad to read your back is coming right.

    Was it a judo injury? If so, doing what?
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    BillC

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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by BillC on Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:50 am

    What? You were gone? Who are you?


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    Stacey

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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by Stacey on Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:23 am

    take it easy getting back into it. (yes, I mean both judo and the forum). Glad you're back, herniated and all.
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    Yabanjames

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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by Yabanjames on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:13 pm

    I should probably take this opportunity to say hello to all and sundry as well. So, "Hello"!

    I was never a major contributor on the old forum, but did get involved in a spirited bit of back-and-forth from time to time. Have been lurking around this one for quite a while -- basically trying to decide whehter it was worth investing the emotional angst and time required to re-Forumize. But, of course, the answer is -- but of course! All you fine folks make it better to be here than not.

    So, once more into the breach, dear friends! Mainly, I suspect, to offer cynical observations from the Kodokan about how Japanese judo isn't nearly as "Japanese judo" as everyone in judo thinks it is. Though will try to be more positive as the situation(s) warrant. Hajime.

    Yabanjames


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    BillC

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    Post by BillC on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:18 pm

    James! Long time no see indeed.

    See you there in 3 to 4 weeks.


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    Yabanjames

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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by Yabanjames on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:31 pm

    Excellent Mister Bill! Much tanoshimi-ing desu. Very Happy 


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    icb

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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by icb on Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:44 am

    Welcome back, gentlemen.

    Hope the back continues to improve, GJ.

    Still no trip home to Steeltown, Yabanjames?
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    Carlo

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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by Carlo on Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:38 am

    Good to have you both back.

    GJ, you take it easy with your back.
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    Yabanjames

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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by Yabanjames on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:07 pm

    icb wrote:Welcome back, gentlemen.

    Hope the back continues to improve, GJ.

    Still no trip home to Steeltown, Yabanjames?
    Alas, no Steeltown for too many years now...  Am hoping for at least a visit next summer -- though that seems many hard ukemi hence...

    And yes, GJ -- best wishes to complete your recovery.


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    Re: I missed you guys

    Post by genetic judoka on Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:04 am

    to answer the question, yes, I'm pretty sure it was a judo injury. I'm not sure exactly what caused it though, as my back was hurting for a while. it started in january, but I ignored it and kept training, then it started hurting elsewhere on my back as well. i ignored it again, and kept going, figuring it was a pulled muscle. it wasn't until june that I realized it was getting worse, not better. a fellow that I know, who knows a thing or two about back problems took a look and saw some lumps on my spine. said I had 3 herniated discs. I stopped at the end of june, after a randori session where a a good friend/training partner tried and failed to spin out of a fully engaged throw, and broke his collar bone. yes, it was someone else getting injured that made me take a break. I'm not sure how that worked out.

    also, an update. I got back on the mat on monday for the first time. though I did BJJ, not judo. I figure if I had to try my luck, I'd do groundwork first, figuring if groundwork made my back hurt, taking falls is a terrible idea, so that was sorta my way of easing into it. I woke up the next day with my back being ironically the least sore part of my body. I visited the judo club (to watch) at my new university, and to my dismay it was mostly brand new beginners, and a pretty hard mat. I may or may not be ready to get back into doing standup judo, but I don't think I'm yet ready to take falls from brand new people on a hard mat. so I'm gonna give it a lil while before I start practicing there. I'm also looking at the other local clubs, but that's more of a question of what I can afford.


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