Archive for November, 2011


November 27, 2011


The title of this post is a curse word.  The reason for it is out of frustration.  Frustration with my body.  What I thought was a pinched nerve turned out to be a herniated disc.  It’s moderate, but still there.  I am going to PT next week to see about dealing with it and go from there.  I am even going to give decompression therapy a try and go from there.

I’ll report on my progress, but I will not do any bjj for at least a month.  Hopefully, it’ll go by quick.  I’m dying from the knowledge of not training for a while.  I feel physical ill from the idea.  Maybe writing about it will be therapeutic.

Wish me luck!  Chau e bom dia!


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November 20, 2011


I haven’t posted in  a while because I haven’t  been training.  I haven’t been training because I’m dealing with a back injury.  I got dumped on my head during a sparring session (I didn’t tuck my chin in when I was going over) and I woke up the next day with pain in my back that radiated down my left arm.  My index finger on my left hand was all pins and needles too.  Not a very pleasant experience.

I have been on an anti-inflammatory drug, a muscle relaxant and a pain killer for a few weeks now.  I got an X-ray and fortunately nothing was broken.  I am trying to schedule an MRI to determine if I have a herniated disk.  My doctor thinks that I just have a severely pinched nerve due to how well I react to the medicine.  I hope she’s right.

Wish me luck.  I’ll post an update after my MRI.

Chau e bom dia!