Since getting out of the Navy, my back pain has only increased. I got out in 2007 and by 2010, it had become necessary to have back surgery. Twelve years later, my pain is worse. My 2010 lumbar fusion seemed like a good idea at the time. However, as I have learned, when you fuse … Continue reading Increasing Pain
Pain & Regret
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
Life In The Way
So, I have not had the opportunity to practice. I have been busy with family stuff. It has not been an easy week. Next week I hope to get back to business. I had been looking forward to practicing this week. There has been a level of excitement about it, even. I still am not … Continue reading Life In The Way
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!
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
Making Slow Progress
Slow Progress I have been struggling lately with practicing. It is very difficult because of upper back pain. When I was young I never would have thought that my body would fail to the point to where I could not even play my saxophone. When I got out of the Navy I had a lower … Continue reading Making Slow Progress