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I couldn't decide what to do today. Logic said I should go to practice and take it easy on the shoulder until I see the doctor Monday. Yet I'd also committed to a vet and women's sabre competition when I thought at least two of the vet fencers from KY could come up (we've been trying to get together to fence as often as feasible since July). If I went to practice, I might tell coach that I had a tendon tear and I'd rather not say anything to him until after I see the doctor and know how it's
Nothing like learning someone has leukemia to put your own aches and pains into perspective. Yes, I have another injury and it's one more thing that will make it difficult for me to be a truly competitive fencer and progress in skill level... but I should be GLAD that it's not something more serious.
[I note that while I am glad that it's nothing more serious, I still want to strangle Pollyana. She's much too optomistic.]
I only did 3 bouts at last night's practice, but
The doctor's office called and left a message that they've scheduled an appt. for me for MONDAY with a specialist and they want to talk to me NOW.
And I had worried that I was being unduly paranoid in asking for an MRI.
Too bad I set the cell phone down where I couldn't hear it.
Update: I have a TENDON TEAR in my shoulder.
It's a small tear, they said.
Head. Desk. Repeat over and over and over again.
What can/should fencers do to make their lessons more effective beyond paying attention, following instructions, and practicing what the coach is demonstrating?
Is there more that students could/should do to optomize the benefits of lessons?
This is a general question. I am curious and I do not have any specific person(s) or situation(s) in mind. I was reading some articles and looking through some books and it occurred to me that when it comes to academics, there
I've went to my second pilate reformer session last night before fencing and the jury is still out on this method. I don't feel like I'm pushing myself and I'm not really sore afterwards. OTOH, I'm not hurting the elbow and I'm doing exercises that will probably lessen the muscle loss due to the inability to do the exercises I had been doing.
And no pain does not necessarily mean no gain. Pilates is supposed to be a good core exercise and my weight has dropped back to where I want