Putting it bluntly, it nearly killed me. I have no other recourse but to be philosophical about it. I enjoyed my time training at Aikido but it will have to end now.
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with a subdural haematoma and admitted to hospital for surgery almost immediately. The internal bleeding that was crushing my brain, causing violent headaches and swollen eyes, was the result of an injury sustained in the dojo more than two months earlier.
I am fortunate that the pain became so great that I elected to go to hospital. Without the body’s finest warning system telling me that something was wrong, I may have collapsed never to wake again.
I am out of hospital now, and recovering well. I am more fragile than before, with a hole left in my skull where the pressure was released, and the blood drained. There is always a risk of repeat injury, for which I will need to be on my guard against.
I intend to continue blogging about Aikido, out of my love and respect for the art and it’s philosophy. I might need a little time to think how best to communicate it through my blog ‘uchuuaiki’. Thanks for your readership up until this point, I look forward to your continued support in the future.