Archive for the ‘Etc’ Category
Posted by forlogos on November 7, 2008
Posted by forlogos on August 26, 2008
After several days of not putting out new posts, staying late at work, being up at night playing newly discovered computer games, and WordPress importing, tweaking, and general setting up – – I present to you my new BJJ blog, myBJJblog.com.
I will start putting all my new posts there and will stop putting up new BJJ posts at B Stuff Etc. I’m sorry that I’m unable to transition to a domain as smoothly as Steve did when he moved his blog over to SteveBJJ.com. I was able to import all my BJJ posts, comments, and such to the new domain.
If you have B Stuff Etc bookmarked or have any links, please kindly change it to myBJJblog.com. If you’re currently subscribed through my Feedburner RSS feed, you won’t have to do a thing – that’s one smooth part of a transition I can offer. I have a new Feedburner RSS feed, http://feeds.feedburner.com/MyBjjBlog, for the new blog all set-up as well.
Thanks for reading and see you at myBJJblog.com!!
Posted by forlogos on August 10, 2008
The summer term is over – and I’m engaged!!
Now summer can begin!!
Posted by forlogos on June 18, 2008
Since the last time I went to BJJ, it has been two months.
After the first three weeks of time off, my shoulder felt like it had recovered and felt great – then while doing my physical therapy exercises, I went and did lat pull downs with 40 pounds. I felt something crack or pull in my shoulder and I was out of commission again. Bummer.
Since I foolishly signed a one-year contract when I had restarted BJJ, I was seriously thinking of getting a doctor to write a letter to have the contract cancelled due to health reasons… I had accepted (and went all sad and stuff) the fact that I would stop BJJ 😦
But my shoulder has started feeling pretty good again, and I just can’t stay away from the jits… so I will start BJJ again but take it really easy. If I hurt my shoulder again, that’s it. It is a sign, no more jiu-jitsu for me. I’ll take a multi-year break and go take some Muay Thai (man, I miss kicking).
I don’t really feel like saying much about other parts of my life, but here’s a quickie: I’ve been at my new job for three months now, grad school still sucks but is going well, and (obviously) snowboarding season has ended. Oh, and I’m shopping for a ring…
Posted by forlogos on June 18, 2008
I have broken all the rules on “how to be a good blogger”.
My biggest sins:
- I have not created any content
- I have not linked to or shared anything
- I have not responded to any comments on my blog
- I have not responded to any posts on any blog
- I have not read any other blogs
- I haven’t even logged on to my blog account in the longest time
To the readers of this blog (if there are still any):
I am extremely sorry. I just haven’t been very good at this blogging stuff. With BJJ being the main focus here, it’s been pretty difficult keeping this up…my experiences in the past 54 weeks have been frustrating and discouraging. Hope that changes soon.
Posted by forlogos on February 22, 2008
I woke up today to a few inches of snow – about 5″ when I walked out of the apartment at noon. This winter has shown very little snow, so I just had to take (some more) pictures.
As I was walking around, I couldn’t stop smiling. I love snow!!!
… the mountains are gonna be very good for boarding tomorrow …
Posted by forlogos on December 26, 2007
Ok, it’s been awhile since I last wrote anything and an even longer time since my surgery…
I was able to borrow my surgery pics from my doc. I took them home and scanned them in. Thought I’d share, hope you don’t get grossed out or anything.
Just to recap, here’s what was done…
-three incisions around the shoulder were made with a scalpel that each needed stitches
-the tear in my labrum (fibrous cartilage where the shoulder socket rests on and holds the bone) was cut off. The subscapularis tear was “debrided” and the bucket handle tear was “excised” with biters and shavers
-no sutures, screws, or any hardware was needed since the connections were stable
-my bursa (a fluidy sack like thing in the shoulder) was made smaller as it was hypertrophic and needed to be “excised”
-the space between my clavicle and the bone it connects to was increased (bone was shaved)
-the whole procedure was done using an arthroscope. That’s where a small camera is inserted into an incision and into your body
And here are the pix…I don’t really know what the pix are of and I’m going by memory from what my doc told me about two months ago.
Now closeups of each picture:
Like I said, I don’t really know what the pictures are of, aside from the fact that they’re my surgery pics. If you know what that pictures are of, let me know, that would be awesome.
And, after some two and a half months, my arm has 99.99% range of motion. Almost there…
Posted by forlogos on December 25, 2007
Happy holidays everyone!!
Posted by forlogos on November 21, 2007
Ran into someone from BJJ the other day – I miss BJJ.
It’s been six months since I’ve been on the mat, two and half months since I last worked out (cardio, lower body), and two months since I had surgery. Recovery is going well, though I still don’t have full range of motion & strength and carrying weight or resting on my shoulder makes it hurt.
Anyway, have a happy turkey weekend!!