I haven't worked for several weeks because of back pain. The pain also affects my ability to practice as much as I would like. The weight of my go-to saxophone is pretty taxing on my neck and upper back. However, I am getting in some quality time with the horn. Even though I'm getting quality … Continue reading Pain & Regret
Category: barriers to success
The Need for Consistency
If you have seen the last few videos I've posted, you've seen that I struggle with consistency, and I have not delivered an unflawed performance in a while, and I know it is because of my lack of consistent practice. I want to remedy the problem somehow, but I don't know-how. I work a lot. … Continue reading The Need for Consistency
I was tested, but the test came back negative. I have had the Moderna vaccine several months ago. And since my test came back negative, I have to assume I have had the flu for the past 7 days or so. Whatever it was/is, it was a full-blown sickness; fever, chills, coughing, headaches, stuffiness, clogged … Continue reading Flu/Covid?
Motorcycle or Saxophone
Wow! I had not realized how much I like motorcycle riding. On April 23, 2014, the final drive shaft on the bike broke. I think it was a little over 3 years before it got repaired. As a gift for Christmas in 2017, my children's mom and husband had the bike repaired for me. But … Continue reading Motorcycle or Saxophone
Look Ma, No Stitches!
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!
My Hand Hurts Like Hell!
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
Follow-up Doctors Visit
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
Post Surgery Workout
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