last video update about my injury
September 30, 2020 at 12:47 PM #86182
hoping im at the point of just focusing on and believing in the healing processSeptember 30, 2020 at 2:09 PM #86183John (BGD)Keymaster
Cricket it is looking great!!! We need more harmonica videos. 🙂September 30, 2020 at 2:11 PM #86184
i hope this thing is all better before i learn to play harmonica…lol.September 30, 2020 at 8:21 PM #86191MariaRParticipant
I hope you get better super fast, even your doctor will be surprised! 🙂October 1, 2020 at 6:37 AM #86192
thanks. my doctor is already surprised just at how looney i am…lol. ytying to think up some possible music video i could conjure up here soon…harmonica plus voice…lol.October 2, 2020 at 1:37 PM #86206rodgerParticipant
Oh my…how did you hurt yourself Cricket?October 2, 2020 at 3:56 PM #86207
well Rodger, after thinking of myself as nearly indestructable from years and decades of hard work, including tearing down the wall last year and setting 80 lb blocks, tamping tons of gravel, etc., the other night i went walking down the road a piece, where there are sidewalks…walking with daighter and grandson about ten at night. as we croosed the street, i admired the moon and made cooments and the next thing i knew i tripped on the curb and fell all twisty onto my right hand arm wrist…felt like i would pass out from pain, my hand set cocky on my arm, fingers seemed disconnected, could hear and feel bones rattlin around in there, excruciating pain and i knew i had problems bigger than the moon…lol.October 5, 2020 at 9:06 PM #86249Great ScottModerator
I am so sorry to hear about your injury, Cricket. I was unable to watch your video (problem at my end). Yes, that moon often does strange things to people. Having them howl at the moon and do crazy things yes. but I have never heard of the moon causing someone an actual physical injury. “Bad moon!” (says Great Scott pointing a chastising finger at him.)
I sincerely hope that the injury isn’t as serious as it sounds and that there is nothing broken or out of place. Sending healing vibes your way and hope you recover real soon.October 5, 2020 at 9:19 PM #86251
thanks scott…yes it sorta made hair grow on my knuckles and i felt a howl or two coming on. i did have surgery…which i was terrified to do…goin to therapy now trying to learn to hold a fork with my right hand…lol…its pathetic. hoping i can make some progress on recovery use soon, before the next full moon if possible.October 5, 2020 at 10:42 PM #86253Nancy ParkerParticipant
Hi Cricket: Good to hear you are on the mend.
About 6 years ago I tripped over my dog and broke my left hand “pinky” metacarpal. When the cast came off, I was sent to Physical Therapy. The home PT exercises were very boring. I had an idea!
I went to the book store and bought an ASL Alphabet book
“Long story short” . . .
By the time I got to the letter “Z”, my 6-week PT sessions were over.
I could move all my fingers: and was back to playing my fiddle again.
▪️Maybe the “alphabet” will help you to limber up your hand, too.
Epilog: One day I was at the grocery store and asked a young gentleman where I could find soda water. He gestured to me that he couldn’t hear me. I remembered the “alphabet” 😊
I gestured to him:
I got my soda water and a big smile from him.
When I got home. I played my fiddle. 😊
P.S. I donated the book to the Physical Therapy Clinic. I often wonder if anyone else got to use it.October 6, 2020 at 2:30 PM #86260
oh great idea, Nancy. well today at thearpy i learned i totally misunderstood the exercises they assigned me last time, it’s too stiff, I favor it too much and hold my arm in an unnatural position, etc., going in the wrong direction. I got pretty upset when we got back home, had a temper tantrum that scared the dogs…lol…had to calm them back down and then figure out myself…my psycho diagnosis of myself is that i lost connection with my right hand…it doesn’t feel like it’s mine and i’m just all disoriented with my feelings through space of where my arm should naturally be and how to relax it and feel like I own it again. So…now I understand the exercises, i think, and i also think i need to re-own my arm and try not to stick it into some stiff positioning as if I’m just holding it for somebody…lol. Long ways to go, I guess. this is all new to me…i’ve hurt myself quite a bit, almost everyday, but it’s always just bruises and scrapes…this whole shattering up yourself and going into surgery and rehabbing is just so foreign and new to me. the sign language sounds good. I believe my daughter has some materials onthat because when her son was born, she used sign language, having read that babies who learn it can communicate earlier and learn to master language better than babies who wait to learn to talk. So I will ask her for whateveer she has…it sounds like a very good idea you had.October 6, 2020 at 8:26 PM #86268Nancy ParkerParticipantOctober 8, 2020 at 6:46 AM #86293
thank you very much, Nancy. I’m not getting these physical therapy exercises at all. Glad it helped you, and thank you so much for passing that help along to me. I sure appreciate it.October 13, 2020 at 9:10 PM #86394
Hope the harmonica is suiting you. I personally love it and found it a fairly easy instrument to at least get started on. It’s a whole world in itself with a great vocabulary.
Anyway, hang in there. Hope the arm healing is moving apace.October 14, 2020 at 6:58 AM #86396
The physical therapist told me I could play fiddle or guitar easy starting this week…yay! I fiddled a little bit yesterday.October 14, 2020 at 1:46 PM #86397CaroleParticipant
I’m so sorry to hear about your injury, I did the same thing last December when we had an ice storm come through. It was my first since moving here from Los Angeles, where we only rarely had ice on the driveway. I had a titanium plate screwed onto my right radius. Not a fun surgery.
I am a homeopathic doctor and have spent most of my career working with professional and nonprofessional athletic teams. Homeopathy heals injuries and surgeries very very quickly. I was back riding my road bike down in Florida 4 weeks later , down in the drops and everything. No scar, either. Fiddling at 4 weeks, too. So if you would like some help with that drop me an email.October 15, 2020 at 6:39 AM #86401
Hi Carole. Thanks, very nice offer and I will keep that in my mind if I feel like I might need that. My daughter does a little bit of homeopathic stuff. I usually don’t do anyting at all…just allow my body to heal as it can…no pain relief, etc. I am doing exercises for my wrist and hand…they are telling me at 12 weeks they expect 97% back or better. I’ll take it! When i first did this, three weeks ago, I could tell my right hand was useless…stuff inside there just wasn’t connected enough for me to have any use of any of it.
I’m glad to hear yours healed so well. I hope to be bicycling with my grandson again along the Licking River before the ice comes…lol…if possible. I’ve fallen on ice, down our slippery hill here, gotten banged into fences by goats, etc., and never had more than scrapes and bruises to show for it…wow…what a shock to actually injure myself like this…the therapist tells me it’s the usual story…people don’t break bones doing dangerous stuff as much as they do just with ordinary stuff…weird thing.
November 10, 2020 at 4:11 PM #86632
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Hey Cricket. Was wondering as your arm healed to the point you could start bowing again, did the time away present a challenge over and above the physical challenges of healing?
The reason I’m asking is because I hadn’t played for about a week (remember I’m only about a year and a couple months into fiddle), but when I went back it all sounded wretched. I don’t know if the left over rosin on the bow needed to be warmed up, or I came back with fresh ears without my mental sense of accomplishment, or I just plain lost my muscle memory.
Since you’ve played a long while, and you were forced to not play for a time, was the playing okay? (not counting your healing)
Anyway, very excited to hear you’re back playing.November 10, 2020 at 10:35 PM #86633
Hi Goneworkin’! Interesting thoughts and question…if I would’ve injured my wrist early into my playing, it would have set me back some for sure. Now I’ve been playing the fiddle for I think just about 12 years…not enough to make a virtuoso…lol…but enough that if I spend two or three months away I’m pretty much at the same level as when I left it.
My only problem is my left finger callouses are pretty wimpy now…and then my healing is supposedly going great, but there is a lot of shakiness and weakness in my bowing arm, so it just gets worn out pretty quick. Getting better all the time, but it’s amazingly slow and takes patience I sure wasn’t born with to wait for it to heal. The doctors and therapists all keep assuring me it’s healing fast…lol…not fast enough for me. But, no, it hasn’t set my playing back other than that my arm just doesn’t work right yet.November 12, 2020 at 5:26 PM #86645
Sending good thoughts Cricket. As an added bonus, maybe muscle memory is good for healing and also trains all the bones and muscles back into where they belong so you can play those songs you played a lot. Can’t wait to hear the next musical thing you post.
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