A dirty job

Who has two thumbs and thought it would be a good idea to not wear her wrist brace to Jiu-Jitsu class today? This g…ow, ow, ow…sorry, it hurt my wrist when I tried to point my thumbs at myself, because it turns out that not wearing the brace was not the best idea I have ever had. I did wrap my wrist, and I tried to be careful, but at one point it got trapped under Skyler and it was bent more than it wanted to bend. Luckily it didn’t hurt anything (and by hurt I mean “cause any further injury”, not “cause any pain”, because it did a lot of the latter). Note to self: “You are not fully healed yet, so quit trying to act like you are and wear the brace, stupid! And while we’re on the subject of your idiocy, get some headgear, already!”

Bubblewrap pantsJoe has said that he doesn’t think I should ever be allowed outside of the house without a helmet on, because of my klutziness and tendency towards injury. I’m sure that he would prefer that when I practice Jiu-Jitsu I wear the K9 training suit that we have in the storeroom of the dojo. I once looked into purchasing a gi made out of bubblewrap, but I didn’t have any luck with that. It wouldn’t have stopped me from breaking my wrist, or done anything about all the bleeding, anyway.

Yep, I also bled in class again today. Amy said that since I bleed so much it must mean that I have too much blood in my system. She would have made an excellent 18th century doctor! At least she didn’t suggest leeches. Actually, she also mentioned that the bleeding (and bruising) may be tied to the fact that I am anemic, and that I should try increasing the iron in my diet. Now that’s good advice.

Broken bones, bruises, and bleeding…loving Jiu-Jitsu is a dirty job!


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