[Yuko's Leg Rehabilitation Diary - 28]

I saw my entire body in the mirror. 'This woman in the mirror isn't me.' - I thought. I was too thin. I was all skin and bones. 'The training won't help, if I hardly have muscles. How could I gain the new muscles quickly, if I were skin and bones?'

I felt I needed to put on weight immediately. The situation seemed to be crucial. What I saw in the mirror horrified me - looked like a too-skinny model.

200109_fphotograph by Marek Czarkowski:
With Japanese Ambassador's wife Mrs Ueda, after Yuko's recital at the ambassador's residence in Warsaw, 2001