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Thursday, April 27, 2006

忍耐 + 掌握人生
Last Minute Dilemma

Tomorrow, I will be flying to Japan to experience the Golden Week atmosphere in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan.

Since the National Championships in Perth 1.5 weeks ago, I have allowed myself to rest and recoup new energy after several hectic months trying to fit in training and work. I have only trained two times since Perth, with the last one on Monday.

That training, however, may be my last vigorous training in full bogu for some time, for my left hand was in pain after receiving a powerful taitari in the final 30mins free jigeiko of Monday's keiko.

Recommended by my G.P., I was referred to do an x-ray and ultrasound scanning examination.

And Today, I found that I have near complete rupture of the carpometacarpal ligament at the base of the 5th metacarpal.


There is a defect in the carpometacarpal ligament between the hamate and the 5th metacarpal. There may be a few fibres remaining traversing the space but the appearance is in keeping with near complete rupture of this ligament.

Appearance is otherwise unremarkable. Tendons in this region appear intact. No focal collection is demonstrated.

No fracture or dislocation is demonstrated.

No bony injury is apparent but the ultrasound demonstrates near complete rupture of the carpometacarpal ligament at the base of the 5th metacarpal.


??? Dilemma ???
Kyoto Taikai? 8 Dan Sensei? Asa Keiko? Ligament Rupture?? Arghhhhhh!!!


  • >.<...

    That sounds painful and I don't even know which ligament it is...

    :(... take care of yourself! I'm so sorry to hear about it. Injuries sucks to no end...

    Have fun in Japan ^^...

    By Blogger Quoth the raven, at Friday, April 28, 2006 12:17:00 PM  

  • oh sheeeeeetttt ligament injures are bad! it will take ages to heal!

    Oh btw Viv I won't be able to train in Tokyo after all, not enough time but I'll try to take a look at the training if I can, also maybe I can try to find the Sumo's as well LOL when will you be back?? I will be in Japan in July can't wait!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, April 28, 2006 1:27:00 PM  

  • The G.P. today told me that it will take about 6-12 weeks for the ligament to heal.

    I will visit a sports musculoskeletal specialist on the Wednesday after I come back from Japan.

    Hopefully, I can train before the National Team Selection Trial.

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Friday, April 28, 2006 4:39:00 PM  

  • Nice Eddie! It is always exciting to see kendo in action in Japan. (well, actually it is interesting to watch kendo anywhere :P )

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Friday, April 28, 2006 4:41:00 PM  

  • Hey Vivian! How are you? I found your blog ages ago so I thought I'd pop a comment. :P

    Too bad about last monday with your wrist. I was wondering why you left early after the free Jigeiko. Hope you get better. And thanks for the training :)

    By Blogger rainierq, at Monday, May 01, 2006 5:12:00 PM  

  • Thanks Rainier. It will be a couple of weeks before I can start using my left hand in kendo. I hope I will be able to come back to full jigeiko soon.

    Today is 8 Dan shinza in Kyoto. I am going to trek out with Michael Komoto to see watch a few friends in action.

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Tuesday, May 02, 2006 12:11:00 PM  

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