Dearest AR---I just got a huge dump of posts from TuD in my Inbox---some of them a month or more old---Ning Gone Wild, apparently! Thanks for understanding. A young garden helper recently had re-shaped the ancient rhoddie tree that is framed by my front door and the curves of all the gnarled old branches under the flutter of purple blossoms was glorious to behold. Hard to express how it helped me to move with it---at a stage of wondering why I ever submitted to this brutal surgery & this gave me glimmers of beauty that may yet come!......
Having relearned how to walk myself, not long enough ago... you have my deepest admiration. Not fun memories those....Pushing is good, please just be careful, injury on top of surgery is not fun.
Ive forgotten remind me again which flavor of Tai Chi Chuan you practice?
Stuart--Not over-doing is the hardest part, even though intellectually I know the price is not worth it. It's hard for me to figure out the proper balance of workouts and walks and my beloved garden, etcetc. I need the variety at this point---for my spirit and for the fibromyalgia that is also a factor. I've been working with the Taoist Society Tai Chi out of Canada. But I'm still a "baby" Tai Chi person. I just love it and it feeds me on so many levels.
And yeah we're all babies at this stuff until we're 500 years in doing it... then, maybe... Just watch out for that Taoist ~alchemy~... they make some nasty brews
I do abit of boxing and ju jitsu.. Classes are typically only 1hr or 1hr 30 in duration. I typically bolus before class and then remove my pump for the duration.
I wouldn't be comfortable grappling or sparring with tubing attached as it would invariably get pulled out at some point.
I haven't had any issues this way. I have been punched on a pump site though and I certainly felt that ha..
If only there were a "like" button for metaphorically feeling your pain with the pump site punch :)
In the middle of the night, a long time ago, I was a victim of TIGER GUNG-FU wearing my pump.
Late spring, early summer in the middle of the night 2-3am somewhere I woke with the most intense sharp pain I'd ever felt..
My 10 pound purr for brains cat found the clear pump tubing and ATTACKED the heck out of it. Shreaded the tubing and then tore the set clean out of my body... I was a bloody mess.
Suffice to say the cat learned to FLY that night...
That is mental!
No need to wait, thank you for contributing regardless!
Armor, meaning the Japanese "Bogu" :~D... if so that cuts down on the potential number of arts you might practice, big time!? If you mean the lite foam padding used by many arts for sparring, that's a different creature.
Kendo, Koeikan Karate, Kenjutsu not too many other arts use the heavy bogu armor that I can think of... looking forward to hearing about you particular art(s)/practice(s). Sounds like prewar (Koryu) stuff maybe 8D ?
My practice has an Okinawan genealogy. Typically "low" kicks, nothing airborne. A lot of "standing grappling". I could never make the pump work, sweaty and hairy made adhesion impossible. I could never make the clip stay attached, even doing basic solo warm-ups, striking air intensely... it flew off like a spastic throwing star... sigh.
Pleased to hear you could make it work...
After much trial and error and a few sacrificed Omnipods, I've worked out a way to wear the pod and engage in live Jiujitsu training. I'll just say that KT Kinesiology tape is a godsend for this. KT tape is expensive, though, but well worth it. One application has the potential to last the life of a single pod through as many training sessions as your body can take.
It's not 100% effective and I still lose an occasional pod, but it's definitely reopened the door to Brazilian Jiujitsu sincee I went over to the pump.
Cool! Where's the infusion set though? You folks Jujitsu, MMA, Judo, wrestlers all have a whole bunch of heavy body (torso) contact. What kind of locations work the best...
As a diabetic karateka (student of karate) we definitely had some, but not nearly the degree you folks do...