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(@rparker)
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Ouch! Let us know how the surgery goes. I hope it's as good as it can be.

Cat, I'm glad to hear your pharm-resolution is working out well. I hope it continues. :D :D

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@fleaaaaaa)
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Good luck Dogbite, feels like I haven't seen you in ages This dog has Fleas.............

together we stand, divided we fall..........


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 Cat
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Who else out there has gotten this thing? Constant physio and that krill oil is seeming to fix me...albeit, slowly. Geez, Randy...we're starting to fall apart!

Cat

"Feel what you play...play what you feel!"


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(@dogbite)
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Who else out there has gotten this thing? Constant physio and that krill oil is seeming to fix me...albeit, slowly. Geez, Randy...we're starting to fall apart!

Cat
"the race is on and I'm headin for heartbreak" well, close. using a quote form a great George Jones country song. yeah. aging process. we use our bodies all the time; asking it to do our bidding. mine has served me well over the years.
five years ago, maybe more, I sprained both forearms pushing a truck out of a snowbank. the physical therapy worked wonders. then tendonitis set in and physical therapy helped with that. I am stronger and wiser.
but the initial injury from the snow bound truck incident , I think, caused more permanent damage to an older body. just one tendon on my left ring finger is shot. considering the rest of my body is twenty times larger, I feel lucky.
I am seeing a fantastic hand specialist. back in February the steroid shot worked wonders. here it is months later and after many many hours of using my hand to play guitar, put up hay bales, dig a garden and constantly pull weeds my little tendon buddy is sore and the swelling won't go down (thus the trigger locking). another steroid shot could only give me less than 30% positive results, but a simple operation will give me 100% results. considering I have a desire to play ALOT more guitar I decided to go for 100%. I have insurance so why not.
I'll keep you all posted.
Fleaaaaaa, yeah, we haven't collaborated on a recording in quite awhile. I guess a band is filling my need. however, I was just thinking about a few years down the road when the band is no longer and I will be fully retired I plan on getting back into home computer recording again big time. I hope I can remember how the software works. maybe a brain operation will be in order.

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(@fleaaaaaa)
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Well dog, I been a kind of wandering troubadour, wasn't even in England for a while. I have always been back and forth with how much I come to guitarnoise, at the moment it is a lot - everyday! However sometimes stuff just happens and I don't visit at all, don't feel like coming to the forums for whatever reason. So yeah you might have noticed that too that I kind of going missing once in a while.

together we stand, divided we fall..........


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 Cat
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What a shared bummer...yep, left ring finger, middle joint. From playing too much...now to not playing much at all until it gets better. But it's coming right...with surgery and steroid shots looming if it doesn't. So far, the clicking noise has gone away, so that's somethin', I guess! Belching up krill oil reminds me of the whale that went into the restaurant and looked over the menu with: "The krill looks good!"

So I'm spending this down time listening...and still learning...from some old classics. Geez...rediscovered The Kinks. Terrible (and I mean TERRIBLE) musicianship but great songcraft. Maybe I'll learn something from all this.

Cat

"Feel what you play...play what you feel!"


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 Cat
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Dogbite...did you get that surgery??? Maybe I'm next...

Cat

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(@dogbite)
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yes. got back several hours ago. first thing I did was to hold the steel bar and pretend that I could play my lap steel. the bandages are too large and damp the strings too much.
all is good. very tender and sore. wraps come off Thursday. the procedure took 30 minutes. I think my hand was scrubbed with disinfectant in pre-op longer than that.
the meds have worn off my my hand throbs. it's all manageable.

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 cnev
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Well dog and Cat good luck I know it must be frustrating been going through something similar for the last 9 months since I broke my pinky. never did get much motion back (doctor says it's the scar tissue in there...duh why didn't he remove it when he put the finger back together) but he said it would have been to much trauma at one time.

My finger doesn't lock up like you guys it just doesn't bend very much and it just barely allows me to play notes with it so it's not real limiting on guitar but the fact that I can't make a fist with my hand really bothers me I can never give the hand a good stretch.

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
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(@dogbite)
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I can't make a fist with my hand really bothers me I can never give the hand a good stretch.

can you make a Peace sign?

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 Cat
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Sharing a bummer doesn't make it any easier. GREAT to see how you went. I'm more chicken than Cat...but it's inevitable to get the same thing done.

Cat

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Unbelievable, but true. The intensive krill oil therapy has stopped my lockups. Now, I'm seeing an occupational therapist. It took a while...but certinly glad I gave it a shot. There was a SMALL chance of infection, the proceedure making it worse, or doing nothing...even losing the finger...with the surgery, so that's why I gave this a shot first. Glad I did. Now, a month is waiting in front of me to get my six string mojo back!

Cat

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(@s1120)
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Unbelievable, but true. The intensive krill oil therapy has stopped my lockups. Now, I'm seeing an occupational therapist. It took a while...but certinly glad I gave it a shot. There was a SMALL chance of infection, the proceedure making it worse, or doing nothing...even losing the finger...with the surgery, so that's why I gave this a shot first. Glad I did. Now, a month is waiting in front of me to get my six string mojo back!

Cat

Glad to hear that!! wacked my hand working on my BackHoe last weekend, and could not use my mid finger on my right had for almost a week!!! Finly got some pratice time in last night for the first time sence... Fingers better... but sure didnt help my playing any!!! :( Hope it stays good, and you get back to your old playing.

Paul B


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(@dogbite)
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krill oil worked. good news. my surgery left my hand swollen, stiff, and sore for quite a while. now several months later, the scar has disappeared, no more swelling, very little stiffness, no more locking. I can play guitar for hours and bending strings without pain. it only cost me 500 dollars, but the insurance company paid 12 grand. I think the surgeon made out pretty good.

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 Nuno
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I had not read this thread! It seems you both feel good now :-)


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