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post #1 of 117 (permalink) Old 09-15-2014, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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No more guitar, maybe. :(

Hey guys. I'm up again, as usual, but tonight it's pain induced.
Not looking for sympathy, just bored and wanted to let you guys know, I won't be doing the 'challenge' this month, or any month soon, it seems......
I told Jeff I did NOT want to get on that 4-wheeler, I'm afraid of those things, but he said he'd take it easy, yeah, okay.
A broken arm and two torn (and now stitched) tendons later, I'm sitting here typing with one hand and a cast all the way up to my elbow.
It's amazing that they get you in and out pretty fast for 'just' a broken bone though.
Well, if you consider 10 hours 'fast'.
I don't want any 'aww, poor Meechy' posts, okay?
It is what it is.
The doctor said the tendons tore pretty bad, and he's not sure how well they will heal, so we won't know until I get this cast off and can move my fingers again. I thought I'd broken my wrist too, it bent back so far I thought it was going to tear my hand off.
So, now, if it doesn't have doors and a roof, I'm not going anywhere near it.
And if his father does end up giving him that motorcycle......well, "Okay honey, I'll follow you in my Sonata."
Off to bed. Took a Percocet and I'm starting to feel it. Night guys.
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post #2 of 117 (permalink) Old 09-15-2014, 01:46 AM
 
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Ah man that's crap, at least your accident wasn't any worse. Broken arm and torn tendons will heal, and you should be right long term. Hope you feel better soon.

Maybe what you can do while you're only "one armed" is compose music without actually playing. When my carpal tunnel syndrome and tendon damage was at its worst I actually composed some music just using power tab to keep my mind going. I wasn't in a place to be able to actually play the piece, but I still wrote something, and it kept my mind in the right place for music.
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Left or right?

Did dimwit at least crack his skull or only you got hurt?
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Oh no!!!!!!!!! I'm really sorry to hear that.
Hope have a quick and full recovery!!
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Aww, poor Meechy.
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Re: No more guitar, maybe. :(

That Sucks!
I'm a strong brave guy but I always avoid anything that might mess my hands up or put me out of work.

Well, maybe guitar will be just the thing you need to get back in shape when the cast comes off.

Good Luck with you injury.
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Oh man... what a bummer! Glad they have you on the mend though... hope all heals well and solid. Them quads are dangerous... I ride my dirtbike all the time, but I won't get on a a quad.
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The worst thing is when you get a desire to play but you can't for some reason.

How long do you think the cast will be on?
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Sucks! Hopefully you make a proper recovery. I couldn't play properly for about a year because of spinal problems, its not that bad after 2/3 weeks. Still cant play for more than 30 minutes without chronic pain acting up but I am glad I can play at least now. Meantime you can always write music in guitar pro.
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Sorry to hear, get well soon! ...glen

PS - quads are for f'n rednecks with no coordination. Make him sell it.
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dang, that suck bro. I know what thats like though,, took the tip of my finger off a few years back and couldn't play a guitar for months.

heal up quick!
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The doctor said the tendons tore pretty bad, and he's not sure how well they will heal, so we won't know until I get this cast off and can move my fingers again. I thought I'd broken my wrist too, it bent back so far I thought it was going to tear my hand off.
When the cast comes off, get straight into physical therapy. Find a good therapist and make sure he or she knows you're a musician. I've never had that sort of arm injury, but I'm about 9 months out from ACL replacement surgery after a skiing accident, and while I'll be skiing in a knee brace for at least the next couple years, I'll be skiing and my mobility is probably back at least 95% by now. And in the meantime, I'm running, biking, and hiking just as much as I ever did in the past - hell, my mile time is actually faster than it's been in years these days.

Also, I'll echo Rich's question - which arm? If it's your left and you're a righty, if you lose a lot of motor control you could always consider switching to lefty. But, you may not even need to. The nice thing about arm tendons is because they get adequate bloodflow, they DO heal. So it's just going to be really important to work on your range of motion in PT early on, and break down scar tissue before it becomes a major impediment to your range of motion.

It's a huge challenge you'll be facing for the next three months to a year, no doubt. But come into it with an open mind and a positive attitude and you'll get through this.

EDIT - all that llogical and serious stuff aside... I remember the first night after the accident, lying in bed in a condo out in Utah we'd rented for the week (this was day two, of course ), not knowing for sure what I'd done to my knee but deep down inside having a pretty good idea, and trying to sleep on my back rather than my stomach or side because my knee was in too much pain and couldn't fully support itself... That was probably the most alone and helpless I've ever felt in my life. Hang in there.
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Left or right?

Did dimwit at least crack his skull or only you got hurt?
Left. And yes, 'dimwit' did get hurt. Hyper-extended and sprained his knee, and there's a pretty good gash on that pretty face of his.
Other than my arm and his knee, mostly minor cuts and bruises for both of us.
I have a good, softball sized 'raspberry' on my left thigh, and my chest has 'road rash', of a sort. We were in the woods, so we were lucky we didn't hit a tree. Just a hard 'dip' too fast and he lost control. I think the quad is pretty much shot.
Now we might owe a friend of his a quad, on top of all this.
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Aww, poor Meechy.
HEY! GRRRR! LOL
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Right would have been an easier recovery. And worst case you tell the doctors "just point it at my crotch" like Les Paul did

Sounds like you got the worst of it. I'd knee him in the gonads just to even things up.
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