Wishing I could go back to the Lake Placid JGP
This article has a bit more detailed info about Mai's current status from Coach Nakano.
(((oleada's husband & Mai)))IIRC, Mai has a form of arthritis (rheumatoid?). They are often correlated with other auto-immune diseases like Crohn’s. My husband has both psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease. It can be very debilitating if you can’t get the right treatment. I hope she can find what works for her
An article was summarized here: https://twitter.com/figureskatingm1/status/1191168443954823168Do we have any news on Shoma Uno and his search for a coach?
ETA an optimistic-sounding quote:Rather than returning to Japan from France, Shoma Uno will spend about a week training with Stephane Lambiel in Switzerland before heading to Russia for Rostelecom [next week].
rheumatoid arthritis can be very difficult to deal with and each person is different. Medicines can work well for a while and suddenly stop working. I had a classmate in college who became completely disabled from rheumatoid arthritis and it seemed to happen very quickly. I hope Mai has a much better outcome and finds a regime that works for her. There's much more at stake than her skating career.(((oleada's husband & Mai)))
Yes, she has juvenile idiopathic arthritis (rheumatoid). Last off-season she was struggling with the side effect of medicines, too. She changed her medicines and things went well. But since this past off-season things are going much serious so far compared to last season. I don't know what's actually wrong with her but maybe her medicine didn't fit her again since Coach Nakano said "She changed her medicines." It sounds she's going through trial and error in medical treatments for years. Hope she'll find any treatment that fits her current status well. Wish all the best for her and oleada's husband!
ITA .. my nephew got it when he was 11. AT first they tried to give him the medicine on every 2nd day as it stops you from growing as well as compromising your immune system. It was not enough for him so they switched it to lower dosages each day.rheumatoid arthritis can be very difficult to deal with and each person is different. Medicines can work well for a while and suddenly stop working. I had a classmate in college who became completely disabled from rheumatoid arthritis and it seemed to happen very quickly. I hope Mai has a much better outcome and finds a regime that works for her. There's much more at stake than her skating career.
Sponichi (sports paper) writer tweeted:
Youth Olys: Yuma Kagiyama, Mana Kawabe, Utana Yoshida/Shingo Nishiyama
alternatives: Shun Sato, Rino Matsuike
men: Yuma Kagiyama, Shun Sato, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda, Tatsuya Tsuboi, Nozomu Yoshioka, Yuto Kishina
ladies: Mana Kawabe, Tomoe Kawabata, Hanna Yoshida, Shiika Yoshioka, Mone Chiba, Chisato Uramatsu
(my rough summary of excerpts from the Japanese article published after Sectionals)It was nice to see Ryuichi Kihara's very nice comeback to competitions. At NHK Kihara/Miura team looked a magical match.
His comeback story (in Japanese)
old saying "those who seek, will always find". Wakaba started landing them (in practice) in 2017. Now she is regaining it, good girl!