The xrays came back a week or so ago, and nothing appears to be broken. Yay! But I still have this unexplained pain and the weird crunching noises in my neck, so next stop MRI, I guess. When I have a moment to breathe at work I’ll call the doctor and see what I can schedule.
I did manage a few decent rolls in class on Monday, which was open mat due to the MLK holiday. I worked some from the bottom, but asked my training partners to not stack me or attack my neck. That worked pretty well, but I felt a bit guilty that I was preventing them from working their passing game, so for the most part, if I ended up on my back, we’d restart with me in closed guard. I managed to avoid any damage to my neck that way…however, ONE person, who shall remain nameless, shamelessly bit me on the leg as I was working to get a reverse triangle position from the back. Something about how my leg was blocking his air and blah blah… It’s not like he couldn’t just shuck me off of him whenever he wanted. That roll ended up with my lunch perilously close to the surface as he exacted his revenge by centering his weight on my stomach in mount. Have you ever tapped just to someone’s mount position? Yeah. I was this close.
I felt so much better after that class…it’s crazy how just getting back in to some actual hard rolling, modified though it was, can make life so much happier!