[Yuko's Leg Rehabilitation Diary - 2]

After my posting on 31 January on Facebook (
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1118449148195152&set=a.212630022110407.57809.100000902319410&type=3), one of my FB friends Misato-san sent a message to me and asked: 'Leg rehabilitation? Injury or illness?'

Injury. Not illness.

Few people knew about my leg problem. Because I hadn't spoken about it. I concentrated on solving the problem, concentrated on recovering from the injury, as soon as possible.
In my case, it's only the muscle, not bones. But - why couldn't I walk so long? Two years is definitely too long. And what does it mean, 'cannot walk'?


One day I pulled a muscle and the pain lasted relatively long. But I was able to walk, travel and give concerts. After a month I was OK.

Then 6 months later, I had an important concert and after that received a present from the organiser. It was heavy. I put it into my shoulder bag. And then when I was walking towards my hotel, suddenly my old pain place - the muscle ached badly and I fell on the pavement in front of the hotel. It changed for the worse. The next day it wasn't easy to walk normally because of the sharp pain.


With pain, still I managed to walk. But couldn't walk long. I waited for the pain to go away but my legs started weakening.

1972photograph: 6-year-old Yuko with her younger sister on Girls' Day (Hinamatsuri), Okazaki, Japan