I'm back


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OK so the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that I am here ad still posting.

What I should have said was, I'm back playing.

If you remember I mangled my right wrist way back in May last year and what I did not say was that I had to give up playing to give it a chance to heal.

The health service in the UK is such that I had a scan last week and no long term damage was found but it will be another 6 weeks before I see the Consultant who will drain and inject the problem areas

So after a six months layoff I thought that I would start off playing again, the dust covers came off the kit and the keys were rattled again.

OMG, I'm terrible.

I know what to do but the fingers must have demtia in that they are playing all the wrong notes, and in the wrong timing.

Worst still the wrist is sore again.
 

happyrat1

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Like any other therapeutic endeavor, "baby steps..."

It will all come back in time but the muscle memory has to be retrained after a long hiatus.

They say you never forget how to ride a bicycle, but I almost killed myself on a ten speed three years ago that I tried after 40 years of motorized driving. I could barely keep it together for about thirty feet before my brain kicked in and I told myself "This is dangerous."

Anyway, the pain is an indicator that you've had enough for the session and it's time to call it quits for the day.

If you're determined enough it will come back to you.

In the meantime ask your specialist about what sort of practice and how much you can take safely.

Gary ;)
 
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I'm glad to hear you're back playing again @Biggles but sorry that it's giving you pain. I agree with @happyrat1; baby steps. Might be a silly question, but have you tried using a supportive brace? Might help until you get your strength back.
 

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Man I feel your pain!
If I was restricted playing for so long I would surely be depressed.
Time does heel wounds and Hopefully the remaining healing time for you is speedy.
Keep up your spirits Col.
Ray
 
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Many thanks for your collective support, I appreciate it.

As it happens I have been able to continue playing my guitar, with the right hand in a splint I have been able to play but only simple and slow songs as I have not had the flexibilty of my wrist.
 

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