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    Surgery

    I had surgery on my left wrist yesterday to remove a nickel-sized ganglion cyst. It had gotten pretty painful and aggravating. It was sitting right on top of the radial artery and radial nerve which complicated the surgery somewhat. The surgery was done under local anesthesia though they did give me some fentanyl through my IV to "relax me". I remember being wheeled into the OR but the next thing I knew I was in recovery. The surgery went without a hitch and I am in a splint that goes from just below my elbow to wrist for at least the next two weeks. After the two weeks have elapsed the doctor will remove the dressings and sutures and assess how much longer I have to wear the splint. 18 hours post op and I have essentially no post op pain so that is a bonus. I will give it a couple of days to rest and then back out to do photography. Needless to say no drums and the splint prevents me from getting my fingers around the neck of my bass so no music I guess until the splint comes off. I guess I will just have to settle for listening instead of playing.

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  2. #2
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    Re: Surgery

    dammit they could have built an L-Bracket into the cast speedy recovery
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    Re: Surgery

    Speedy recovery, but don't push it!
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    Re: Surgery

    Prayers for a speedy and successful recovery. As a professional musician (pianist and organist) who has had 2 elbow surgeries and 1 shoulder surgery, I can just give you the following advice: Gently move the wrist and fingers to regain motion but do not try to jump back on the horse and play drums/bass right away. I rushed the first time and never fully recovered until the second surgery several years later. The music skills will come back quicker than you think. Be patient. Good luck.

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    Re: Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by pnomanikon View Post
    Prayers for a speedy and successful recovery. As a professional musician (pianist and organist) who has had 2 elbow surgeries and 1 shoulder surgery, I can just give you the following advice: Gently move the wrist and fingers to regain motion but do not try to jump back on the horse and play drums/bass right away. I rushed the first time and never fully recovered until the second surgery several years later. The music skills will come back quicker than you think. Be patient. Good luck.

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    The temptation is strong but I will do my best to resist it! I had to have a right elbow surgery back in 1989 thanks to my tennis serve, and it was brutal trying to sit through the 1989 US Open knowing I could not pick up a racket. To get my elbow back in shape I went back to using the same wood tennis rackets I used when I played for UNC. I got a few strange looks but hey, whatever works. But I can still lift my 600mm f4 and 400mm f/2.8 Nikkors with my right hand!
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    Re: Surgery

    Hey, I play bass, too. It's a bummer, but in the long run you'll be much happier. Hang in there!
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    Glad to hear that the surgery went well!
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    What a coincidence, I fish for bass!

    Anyway, here's to a complete and successful recovery for you Scott.

    And BTW, when were you at UNC?

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    Surgery
    Quote Originally Posted by pnomanikon View Post
    Prayers for a speedy and successful recovery. As a professional musician (pianist and organist) who has had 2 elbow surgeries and 1 shoulder surgery, I can just give you the following advice: Gently move the wrist and fingers to regain motion but do not try to jump back on the horse and play drums/bass right away. I rushed the first time and never fully recovered until the second surgery several years later. The music skills will come back quicker than you think. Be patient. Good luck.

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    Great photo! Great photo!

    Actually, "OUCH!"

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    Re: Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    What a coincidence, I fish for bass!

    Anyway, here's to a complete and successful recovery for you Scott.

    And BTW, when were you at UNC?

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