Update on my injury



  • I am pleased to report that rehabilitation is going well. Starting to regain lost endurance an inch at a time. My range still a little weak B to high C above staff, but that will work itself out as my playing improves. I played about 45 minutes of our 90 minute band practice last night, dropping an octave when needed and this morning practice went well.
    The band will be playing at a special Battle Of Britain memorial service this Sunday, consisting of Canada's National Anthem, God Save The Queen and 7 selected Hymns . Nothing difficult here so I will play the entire service.

    I want the good doctors here to know that I am truly thankful for, and following, their advice.

    George



  • It is great to hear about your recovery progress, GeorgeB. Best wishes for continuing improvement!



  • Good to hear! That's the right approach, nice and easy, no trumpet hero stuff.



  • Hi GeorgeB,
    The good doctors are a Godsend to this site and we're fortunate that they are willing to occasionally advise.
    As for me, your news is wonderful but you might want to be cautious!
    Something to be aware of;
    A lot of times active people will end up with a torn cruciate (knee ligament).
    Their recovery will start out slowly as the doctors prescribe but the patient will end up doing too much too soon and then, "POP!" the ligament is torn again or the ligament on the other knee will get injured because the patient is compensating for the healing knee. Be sure to read your own body and listen. GETTING BETTER IS A STRONG MOTIVATOR. Just don't let it motivate you back to the injured list. Easy Peasy and soft. We need all the good trumpet players we can muster.



  • Great news! Thanks for the update.



  • @Dr-Mark
    I appreciate your cautionary words, Dr-Mark. At practice last night I would skip pieces because I could feel the lips tiring. At home I take lots of rest periods during my practice sessions. I had the hell scared out of me with this injury. At 83 I don't know how many years I have left, but I want to be a player for many more and I don't want the playing to stop because of a stupid injury.



  • @GeorgeB said in Update on my injury:

    At 83 I don't know how many years I have


    I've seen a lot of people expire long before they should have and it is a painful reminder that no man can promise tomorrow. I'll leave you with one of my favorite sayings. Yesterday is history the future is a mystery and today is a gift. That's why its called The Present. Use your Present wisely.



  • @Dr-Mark
    Ah, such wise words. And you're only a youngster yet...☺


  • Global Moderator

    Glad to heard things are well @GeorgeB .



  • @GeorgeB said in Update on my injury:

    @Dr-Mark
    At 83 I don't know how many years I have left, but I want to be a player for many more and I don't want the playing to stop because of a stupid injury.



  • @J-Jericho
    Great video! Little Big Man



  • That's great that you are doing better, George! Keep it up and keep on inspiring all of us!

    I have had my own personal setback with various dental issues, mainly my lower teeth, and can no longer play 1st trumpet parts, above the staff. It is what it is, and I will get this taken care of, so I can continue playing.

    In the meantime, I alternate on Baritone (treble clef) - and I find the bigger MP to be more comfortable, but had to really relax my embouchure and re-adapt to the way larger MP.



  • Glad you are better!!



  • @Dr-Mark said in Update on my injury:

    @GeorgeB said in Update on my injury:

    Yesterday is history the future is a mystery and today is a gift.

    Or as a woman friend used to say a little more bluntly, "If you've got one leg in yesterday and the other in tomorrow, you're p***ing on today".



  • @ButchA
    Sorry to hear about your problems, Butch. With this last injury I thought that I may have to switch to Baritone horn. Thankfully, the trumpet is still my baby. Take care, buddy.


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