I finally tested the waters by attacking my bag today!
The first few right roundhouse kicks were horrific in the pain.
I threw at least 4 medium powered kicks and had to stop with any kind of power to the kicks.
After that I worked on my reverse punches, from what my instructor taught me. I was pleasantly surprised...I cracked the bag with each strike and it wasn't flying around like my free-style boxing strikes force it.
I got into the kata stance and blasted away at a single spot on the bag until I hit 100 strikes per hand.
After that I went back to the roundhouse, this time I was throwing body kicks with as much technique as possible and extremely light on the power. This I could handle. I hope my shin heals soon so I can resume the full power striking.
Throughout life there are bumps along the way some may be painful...others not...who gives a damn in the end you'll still die