Well, I thought I'd just try to vent a little frustration I've been feeling. I just got into full bogu last week after about 6 months of practice. Last practice I felt a sharp pain in my right foot. I thought I'd bruised the heel from doing fumikomi wrong (too much heel). But, I hadn't felt it before and I thought it was just something that I had done once or twice while not being as concious of my foot work as I should've been during kieko. The pain didn't go away. Even after repeated ice baths and heat applications. I went to the doctor yesterday and had some x-rays done and turns out there is a very large heel/bone spur. I haven't seen a podiatirst yet, but everything I've read suggests that it'll require surgery if I want to continue Kendo. I know it's not the end of the world or anything, and there are many people out there who have worse medical conditions and still practice, it just seems now is a really bad time to be off Kendo for extended periode of time. I'll be starting all over again.
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