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Now  I feel very fortunate about the fact that the nearby hospital has orthopedics doctor who could diagnose with  X ray when I visited the emergency room late last night and  MRI test was also done this morning.   Though I still suffer from pain, it seemed I have had good luck and am learning a good lesson.

I was lucky as the guard advised me last night to come before 8:00 a.m. to get the early start  at the hospital (I took his advice and managed to see the doctor quite quickly) and the MRI happened to be open at the hospital this morning.   The idea of MRI was given by the mayor of  Tsukuba (who is himself doctor of orthopedics) I had lunch with yesterday at AIST Open Lab. He advised me to do MRI  to make sure that nothing serious is causing my back pain.

I was even luckier that nothing serious is causing my back pain, and all I need is to take care of my spinal curvature. I am somewhat relieved as I know the reason for my back pain and more or less what I need to do.

I believe this whole thing was caused by Too much “Work hard, play hard” of my life style.  I was working very hard to finish the draft of the chapter which was over due right before I left for NYC.  Then I played very hard while in NYC, jogging at the Park, going to the gym(jogging and work out, to me, is “play”, so probably it should be named “play out?”. I saw three shows, two concerts, went to family party, had series of lunch and dinner with friends and family.  I try to practice “Work Hard and Play Hard” lifestyle, but this time, it could have gone to the extreme.  So my lesson…Work hard, Play hard, but in moderation  or rather No extremes!

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    • kiyoka rose
    • November 2nd, 2013

    Yes, definitely. We can not ignore our age even though it is good to have a young heart . We have to slow down to live longer. I think of Kabuki actor who died last year due to his fast life.

    • yishikura
    • November 3rd, 2013

    Hi, Kiyoka san, this is Yoko Ishikura. Thanks for your comment. As I recall, it was one of my new year resolutions to lead “simple and slower life!” I need to take your (and my own) advice.

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