So I've been trying to attain some speed and technique and more accurately played rhythms and make more complete ideas. Jazz improvisation is not the easiest thing in the world, but, it is one of the most satisfying activities I have ever experienced in life. I will be forever learning I think. The tune is … Continue reading How High The Moon, Sort of
After I got my stitches out the other day I did some practicing. Would you like to take a wild guess as to what happened? If you guessed a new pain in the same hand, you guessed right. My thumb feels like it will break off at the second joint from the tip. I can't seem … Continue reading Taking it Slow
Hopefully, this will be one of the last times I write about my hand on this blog. I got my stitches out this morning. My hand feels 1000% better! I'm instructed to use lotion to massage the scar to soften the tissue. They also gave me another hand brace with a silicone insert inside to … Continue reading Look Ma, No Stitches!
It has been nearly two weeks since my carpal tunnel surgery. Up until today, I have not had that much pain. But boy is it turned on now! My hand hurts like hell! I am hoping it will be better when the doctor removes the stitches on Wednesday. In fact, I hope that I can … Continue reading My Hand Hurts Like Hell!
No complaints from the doctor about removing the bandage from my hand. And no complaints from me about my hand. I haven't had much pain at all. They gave me some exercises to do in order to help the healing process. My hand is still a little swollen, but not terribly. I am already able … Continue reading Healing
Tomorrow I have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon who performed my carpal tunnel release. I am going to have to explain why I did not follow his directions about not unwrapping my hand. It is not infected and it seems to be healing very well and very quickly. The reason I unwrapped it is … Continue reading Follow-up Doctors Visit
The doctor told me to leave it wrapped for a week, but I couldn't do it. Even though I covered it the best I could with a plastic bag the huge bandage the doctor had put on got wet in the shower. It was bedtime, and I was not gonna go to bed with a … Continue reading Post Surgery Workout
It has been a day since my carpal tunnel surgery. All I can think about is ripping off the bandage. I'm not sure I can wear it for 7 days. My hand hurts, but, not so much that I have to take any medication. But the bandage makes me want to scratch. It's hot. And … Continue reading Recovery
Tomorrow morning I go in for surgery on my right hand for a carpal tunnel release. It has gotten to the point that all my fingers hurt, including my thumb. Soon I will have to have the left one operated on as well. I should not have waited so long to have it done. I … Continue reading Carpal Tunnel Surgery Today
I don't know how it could look so normal and be so damaged. Yesterday I made the mistake of forcing myself to practice for a couple of hours. You see when I ice my wrist all the tingling and pain stop for a while. Then I'm tempted to do things that really irritate carpal tunnel. … Continue reading Carpal Tunnel & the Saxophone