Today was one of those days i should never gotten out of bed. First,
I popped my knee doing Omoplatas during the morning class at 10th
Planet HQ. It wasn’t too bad, but it was bugging me enough to decided
that I’m gonna sit out and chill the rest of class. Now that I no
longer have health insurance, I’d like to play it safe, and not press
my luck.

Next, I had a job interview for a position teaching kids (14-18)
martial arts. Big ups to Compella for hooking me up with the interview.
Anyways, I meet with the high school who puts on the after school
program. They were looking for an instructor, but one who’d teach
without using physical contact. Hmmmmm, that sounds like a challenge.
Now, I’ve taken many different traditional martial arts classes over
the years. However, I’ve only ever taught Jiu Jitsu. I wouldn’t feel
comfortable teaching anything that couldn’t involve some kind of
contact between students. I’m still only a white belt in Tae Bo, so
teaching that is out of the question. I’ll probably have to
respectfully decline the position unless they can meet my basic needs.

Fast forward to the night time class Alex 4saken and I teach at
Fitness Unlimited in Granada Hills. We were drilling, doing some
routine guard passing. One of our students, Lionel, and I were
practicing together. He weighs about 145 so he’s a bit on the lighter
side compared to me. Also, we were going pretty light. I was pushing
his hips and head down and away from my body trying to prevent him from
passing my guard. He turned his hip down and dropped his body weigh.
Some how my thumb got caught and all his weight came crashing downward.
“POP!” It sounded like a dry twig being snapped. I felt an instant,
excruciating pain. This was probably up there was most painful I’ve
felt in recent times. It was one of those freak accidents, this isn’t
ping pong we’re playing folks. I figured for sure it was broken. I sat
our the rest of the class icing it, trying to keep my cool, but the
shit hurt like hell.

After Alex 4saken dropped my back home I was faced with a choice.
Ignore it and hope it gets better on it’s own. Or since all the urgent
cares are already closed by this time, go to the ER, and have it
examined. Unfortunately, E.R. is quite expensive. After examining my
thumb, which has swollen to the size of a golf ball by this time, I
decide I don’t want to risk it. My mom and her best friend take me down
to the hospital.

After seeing a doctor, I waiting around in pain for a few hours for
my results. I was promised something for the pain when I arrived, but
for some reason it never came. It would have cured my boredom and if
not killed the pain, at least killed some time. Finally, the nurse, who
was cute btw, brings me a brace, 2 vicodins and my results. It’s not broken according to the x-rays, but I probably have some ligament damage. Oh, well could be worse.

So, If anybody knows anything I should take to help this heal let me know. MSM, Glucosamine, Chondriton Roids ect.?

Here’s pics with my new fashion brace.