Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Old Smashed Face Leading to Surgery Story.

So, a couple of weeks ago, I got plowed in the side of the nose by an errant heel during routine free training with a good ol'teammate. Between jiu jitz and many years before in the world of stand-up fighting, this nose has seen a lot.

I wasn't able to breathe much from the side that got hit for a several days, so I finally saw an ENT (i.e., specialist). Long story short, nose was fractured, but not broken. The kicker was that the doc diagnosed me with a substantially deviated septum, which explains why I've always had trouble breathing). I had surgery today. They tell me it will make me breath well, which I'm hoping improves my cardio and my overall ass beating skills. Training resumes in ONE WEEK.

Jiu jitsu - it's so great. It even breaks your face and rewards you with surgery stories.

And, even though I told the doc I wanted to look like a Norwegian school girl, they made me keep my trusty, busted up, old nose - with new plumbing of course.


  1. you'll look tougher!!!! and what doesn't kill you just makes you stronger.

  2. that blows...will that limit your farmer blowing capacity?...hmm...maybe...yeah it should give u more horse power right? anyway happy xmas nerd buckets!