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22-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Quite literally :)
Was doing a drill during sparring squad at Karate on Tuesday night, and got smashed in the nose with a punch by a guy who lacked the control to pull up short.
And broke my nose!
Blood everywhere.. apparently it's good if the blood comes out, rather than stays in - that way you don't get the swelling and big black eyes.
And I think that's true, because it has never really hurt afterwards and only have a small hint of bruising and no big black eyes.
Went to the hospital and they just checked it was nothing majorly wrong, and then sent me away with an ENT specialist referral. Saw the specialist on Wednesday and am booked in for surgery to straighten in on Tuesday this week.
So all in all, it's come out as well as can be expected. Except it's going to cost me over $1000 with private hospital excess, surgeon and anesthetists fees. An expensive broken nose. Certainly would've preferred to spend it on other things.
I wish I could say "I should've blocked it", but I wasn't trying to block - it was just a drill so I was just standing there being the 'body' while the other guy did the drill. So he's in a bit of a trouble for lacking control especially during a drill.
Also means I can't compete in the upcoming AKF tournament not to mention the time of work, cost etc. Very inconvenient!
22-07-2012, 11:17 AM
:mad2: Ouch ! , I hope it all heals up ok for you Mike .
I've been there a few times and they never seem to heal exactly straight . ..
Good luck .
22-07-2012, 11:24 AM
Do you get to break something of his? :P
Hope it all turns out OK!
22-07-2012, 11:26 AM
Thats sucks, what belt was he? Sure he doesn't box as well cause that's the best place to land a blow and take them down :) You could go legal on it i guess pending whats signed and well if your nose needs work, plus the cost of income loss ect it might be worth looking into. I guess Miyagi sons crane move can't help with this one :( Thankgod he wasn't breaking out the old katana, might have ended up alot worse.
22-07-2012, 11:29 AM
Sorry to hear that Mike. Hope it heals well quickly.
That's a bugger Mike, get well soon.
I had mine broken with a cricket ball once playing grade cricket and yep I got the Panda eyes.
22-07-2012, 12:10 PM
Bummer, heal fast!
22-07-2012, 12:23 PM
It brings a tear to my eye just reading about it.
Most fun things we do have an element of risk involved... I know it just sucks when you're on the wrong end of the risk, and it can be especially trying when its someone else's fault.
I hope they get your nose straight again... Its not like you want to have to do another avatar as well!:P
I've been wanting to do that to you Mike for years.......:P
22-07-2012, 12:53 PM
all the best, keep your nose to the grindstone - er um get well soon. ;)
22-07-2012, 01:54 PM
Nothing quite like seeing your claret all over the floor.
Hope the doctors can restore your rugged good looks....:question:
Don't get mad....get even
22-07-2012, 02:00 PM
The perpetrator is a 6' 4" 2nd dan black belt - big guy, good skills, just lacks a control. Seeing it was a drill, it should've only been very light touch.
He feels really bad and has offered me a kick to the kahoonas ;)
Yes Dean - I hope the surgeons can bring back my beautiful face ;)
22-07-2012, 02:04 PM
I still bet your sensei said you should have blocked it. :)
22-07-2012, 02:46 PM
Damn! that would'a hurt :scared:
Your face could be worse though... :P
22-07-2012, 02:53 PM
Ouch - I hope everything goes well - find out if they are packing your nose after the surgery - if they are, insist on a local when they remove it!
22-07-2012, 03:22 PM
Would have to happen eventually wouldnt it.
Revenge is sweet.
22-07-2012, 04:14 PM
i had a katana once......... fabulous motorcycle! there wasnt a quicker machine from a standing start up to a 160k's an hour at the time i reckon.
mike i know all martial arts are about discipline foremost but...... in my head all i would be thinking is "well...... come and meet my friend mr baseball bat" ha ha
22-07-2012, 04:18 PM
god mike it looks like he went titsup in his own tackle box ha ha!
22-07-2012, 04:20 PM
ouch!!!!!!!! hope all goes well mike !!!!!!
22-07-2012, 04:27 PM
Sorry to hear that. Hope it heals well.
Was this guy new to karate? Or maybe new to the club trying to make an impression (which he assuredly did!)?
22-07-2012, 05:05 PM
More violence in sport
The protectors of our morals and everything else will soon have it banned.
You probably showed great restraint and did not give him a black eye to remember you by.
Really sorry to hear it and hope all goes well with the surgery.
In the meantime I think you better update your avatar.
22-07-2012, 07:16 PM
Keep you receipts, you can claim anything over $1500 spent on health (includes dental) as a deduction on your tax, you only get 20% back, but it's better than nothing.
Did you died?
29-07-2012, 07:42 AM
Heh no, the operation went well. All straight now.
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