3 weeks out from cubital tunnel surgery. Aarrgghh

gretschdrummer

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Can’t drum
Never thought I’d miss it so much

Long rehab awaits and still look like this

At least stitches out and arm swelling finally beginning to go down

Thought on oak and large sticks

Don’t do it if you can
That shock wave up the arms will get ya at about age 45
 

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Can’t drum
Never thought I’d miss it so much

Long rehab awaits and still look like this

At least stitches out and arm swelling finally beginning to go down

Thought on oak and large sticks

Don’t do it if you can
That shock wave up the arms will get ya at about age 45
Whey protein concentrate is quickly absorbed and, in my experience, promotes healing. It would have been best if you had started right after surgery. But, it can still be a benefit until you are fully healed.
 

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When I had surgery on my right thumb joint a few years ago, and couldn't use my hand for 6 weeks or so, I just played my drum set one-handed.

It was an adventure, but better than not drumming at all.
 

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Never thought I’d miss it so much

Long rehab awaits and still look like this

At least stitches out and arm swelling finally beginning to go down

Thought on oak and large sticks

Don’t do it if you can
That shock wave up the arms will get ya at about age 45
Hopefully you'll be better off as a result.

I hear you on oak sticks, but wouldn't larger sticks absorb more shock than smaller sticks, assuming you hit with the same intensity?
 

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Brother, I can relate ......... !

It is a never ending source of amazement to me that the inactivity alone will require rehab, let alone the original injury/surgery. I am nearly 10 weeks out from breaking (well, cracking .... ) my pelvis in three places. No weight bearing on the right side for over a month; not only am I completely out of condition aerobically and strength-wise ........ I'm so totally out of balance that I'm essentially learning how to walk again ...... at age 77.

Hang in ...... and be patient.

Mike
 

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How about Colin Bailey's Bass drum control book? That'll keep you busy for a year! Best wishes
 

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Ugg, oak sticks. Dont get me started. I learned in my teenage years that those sticks send shock waves up your arms every time you hit a rim shot. Terrible wood for a drum stick if you ask me. I'll stick to hickory.
 

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Sounds like a good time to work on your double bass skills :D

Wait

You can do that?

But I only have on one pedal

Oh yeah

I still have 2 feet

Ok
Good luck with recovery!
Whey protein concentrate is quickly absorbed and, in my experience, promotes healing. It would have been best if you had started right after surgery. But, it can still be a benefit until you are fully healed.
Hmmm

Where can I get this whey stuff?
 

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Can’t drum
Never thought I’d miss it so much

Long rehab awaits and still look like this

At least stitches out and arm swelling finally beginning to go down

Thought on oak and large sticks

Don’t do it if you can
That shock wave up the arms will get ya at about age 45
Aquarian makes sticks with rubber grips. Carbon fiber? And I have some new sticks that are ‘dipped’ for grip. Prayers gor full and speedy recovery. Do what the re-hab says!
 


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