Best of luck, I hope you are able to get by this without the need for surgery. Either way, I hope your recovery is swift and complete.
Never say you're #1, Don't let anyone else say you're #2.
As the others have said, it's sad to hear your news. Probably a few of the older guys here are already training with backs that have taken a hiding over the years. Do what ever it takes to get it right, naturally if possible.
However, think positive, six months might see you back if full form. Best wishes for your recovery.
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right.
What everyone else said. Good luck, buddy!
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Winston Churchill
Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. - Mahatma Gandhi
I want to thank all my brothers and sisters in the martial arts on this forum for their kind words of support. And, for the record, I may be knocked down, but I'm not out yet!
To echo what Joy mentioned.... my wife's health problems have been pretty much remedied with the use of Bikram Yoga (back, shoulder, knee and wrist problems). I'm no expert, so you should get real medical input on this - but yoga might be a way to help.
Either way, I hope you continue to post - as someone from the same lineage (WT), I find your posts useful and helpful. You have experience and knowledge, so I hope you continue to share. But maybe that is me being selfish. :-)
Damn, brother. All the best wishes to you, not just in training, but in everything.
Never count out a Martial Artist. Resilient sons a bitc#es.
really sorry to hear that mate, but I'm sure you'll bounce back. Where there's a will......... and all that.
Wishing you well Geezer.
Prayers for a full and speedy recovery Geezer.
Our knowledge grows when we share it.
as everyone has said, i am really sorry to hear this and i wish you a speedy recovery. Chin up mate - also remember that positive thinking can achieve a lot.
Very sorry to hear that you are injured. Sucks, yet it is part of the game. Heal, recover, and come back harder and stronger.
I'm very sorry to hear that! I have a lot of faith you'll fight through it though! You already have all the concepts needed to traverse any obstacle! Best of luck Si-hing!
Yeah, I just so happen to enjoy bowing!
Just wanted to add my voice to all the well-wishers. Be smart in your recovery and keep your spirits up. Your knowledge will always be appreciated.
Form follows function.