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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pins And Needles...Needles And Pins...

Weight: 200.2

Well back at it again...Went in for another surgical procedure on my neck. Had a check up that said that now instead of the c6 and c7 disks degenerating, you can add c5 to that list... This time had the epidural injections but also added a surgical gel injection to the c6 to take pressure off nerves there...Really hoping this works, as the alternative is definitely one I do not look forward to...I still have to return for one more procedure on the lower back to relieve the hip issues I have...Damn I'm gettin old...

Don't have too much to report on other than besides the neck/health stuff...Other than all that I feel great. I do however see more than a few holes I need to close up in guard defense and I also need to employ my top, tight passing game in competition mode more. People who have seen or heard of me and my game go to great lengths not to allow me to play a guard game with them, and I have worked extensively on my passing and submission from the top to the point it's now about as second nature as my guard game. The problem is, as a firm believer in dancing with the horse that brung me here, It's taking a bit to force myself to allow my mind to override my body's ingrained desire to be more confident working from guard. I have also done a lot with my judo and wrestling. That is DEFINITELY no where I wish it to be, but I am certain if my opponents would not be so eager to pull guard so as to avoid mine, I could see it be pretty efficient, or at least see the hole...Not sure how I should take that...Anyways, I have lot's to work on, and seeing those at the level I wish to reach, I know I have a VERY long way to go. I fight on....

Thought For Today:

“If you're in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at the enemy, throw one of those small pumpkins. Maybe it'll make everyone think how stupid war is, and while they are thinking, you can throw a real grenade at them.” ~Jack Handy

1 comment:

mpoeschl said...


Sorry to see you had to go under the knife... I hope you heal correctly and quickly. Take care brother.