Blog entries by Xue Sheng

  1. I have been in pain, with my knee(s) for over a year, surgery was in mid-May 2020 and then complications due to scar tissue (right knee, left does have a meniscus tear again), and I have used all the physical therapy appointments my insurance would allow. In that time, I have tried to do...
  2. Well, this might be the end of this blog, not many folks on MT these days and no one really pays much attention to it anymore anyway. And it might also be the end of me being able to do any martial arts, even taijiquan. Might even be the end of being able to take a nice long walk, ride a bike,...
  3. I bit of a summary and an update. Knee surgery last May followed by PT Several weeks of PT there was a sharp pain in the knee joint The MD stopped PT and gave me exercises to do Returned to MD and things were still not good MD gave me a Cortisone shot 24 hours later, things started to feel...
  4. a short rant... Happened to come across an add for a fitness trainer today who was a "Certified" Taijiquan instructor. Had a nice shinny shield thing that even said certified on the webpage. I looked into the "certification".....it was from online, video, program, from a teacher , who was...
  5. in with the old..no wait... I mean new.... surprisingly... Since knee surgery, arthritis and other issues, one of those being getting old, I have to admit that an art, my favorite art, Xingyiquan, should very likely be left behind. My hips can't take it, my knees can't take it, and even...
  6. I’ve been thinking, which Taijiquan style is “real” or “best”? Is there a best, or are they just different? Is there a style that has a better grasp on what Taijiquan is really supposed to be? First, I want to say, this is all my opinion based on my training, and things I have read over the...
  7. soon I had high hopes for Santi Shi as it applies to helping my right knee and it was initially rather successful. But then I started getting diminishing returns, and instead of being able to stand longer the duration began to get shorter. The left knee was doing great and going longer rather...
  8. ….maybe May 20 was my right knee surgery, and things were progressing as expected until Thursday, July 16, 2020. I was walking, slowly, without crutches and without a cane. I was on my way back to my office, after a lunch outside. I did not trip, there was no jolting of the knee and then all of...
  9. Just a short update Saw the MD and I was told to stop PT. I was also given one exercise to work with, a single leg knee bend. To not go to where it hurts, only go as deep as I can without pain, and do as often as possible. I see him again in 2 weeks. I just want my knees to work See what...
  10. Well, PT is done until I see my MD, which is next week. The knee is not happy and neither am I.....I decided today that if the year 2020 were an actual person, I would punch it in the face....repeatedly... [IMG] only stopping to kick it square in the head [IMG] of course...my knees don't...
  11. My knee is still not right, it is better than last Thursday when the sharp pain hit, but it is not better than it was last Wednesday. PT17, on the way in I started getting the lateral shooting pain down the shin, like I had before surgery and the fracture fix. Told them in PT and I have been...
  12. PT15: Nothing spectacular, but they did get me to do a deeper squat, which was good to be able to do Also, I have not been using the cane at all for a while now Next 2 days, got up, did all the PT exercises and stretching, felt ok, and then went to work. However day one they sent me home...
  13. Well worth a listen IMO Sensei Ando - Happy Life Martial Arts Ramsey Dewey Interview
  14. PT is pretty much the same, and winding down, so not much to report there other than PT yesterday, right knee not happy today. Exercises and stretching helped this morning. The other knee. The left knee, the one that had surgery done June 2019, that has a meniscus tear. It appears the...
  15. 13; Nothing spectacular, just a new, harder exercise, and no one is more surprised than me as to how hard it was. Feet together, about a 1/4 squat, weight on heals. Slowly step right leg, to the side to shoulder width. Then bring left foot to right foot....repeat...the reverse direction. MAN did...