Hand issues....not off topic.

Drum Kat

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Hi gang. Sorry I have been off the boards a while. I have had a tremendous time dealing with family and my job etc. Life is what happens when your busy making plans....

Well, I sort of have the family thing sorted out and I have a new job. The band is still plugging away and then... I have a ganglion cyst in the palm of my left hand. I can still work and drum with it albeit a modified grip.

I go see a hand specialist in Feb as a consult to see if I need surgery or not. Any of you guys ever had one if these critters? It only hurts if I smash it or clap my hands. If I ignore it, I could develop Dupetrine's contracture (hammer finger) so, I am not going to risk it getting worse or impede my drumming.

Send me some good juju that it will be an easy fix. ☮
 

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Good luck with your recovery from this. I have had to have surgeries on both of my hands. The one I had on my right hand last year was tough, and it was months before I could use it, but it was worth it.
 

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Well.
Monday I’m having cubital tunnel surgery

it’s your funny bone compressing your ulna nerve
And numbs you’re pinky and ring finger
It’s caused by repetitive stress and shock common to those who bend their elbows and strike things often

jeez 45 years of drumming probably caused it but who knows

similar to carpal tunnel but other side of hand



Don’t let anyone ever tell you drumming ain’t hell on hands back shoulders
 

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Well.
Monday I’m having cubital tunnel surgery

it’s your funny bone compressing your ulna nerve
And numbs you’re pinky and ring finger
It’s caused by repetitive stress and shock common to those who bend their elbows and strike things often

jeez 45 years of drumming probably caused it but who knows

similar to carpal tunnel but other side of hand



Don’t let anyone ever tell you drumming ain’t hell on hands back shoulders
good luck with your recovery. I send well wishes to you.
 

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I am hoping I caught it in time that it's too complicated. I'm a little worried...I also type for a living.
Best advice, stay off the internet and don't try to diagnose yourself. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

I never looked up anything until after I had the surgery done (curiositity of just what they did to me), with either my hands or when I had cancer. I just listened to what the Doctor told me and went forward from there.
 

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Best advice, stay off the internet and don't try to diagnose yourself. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

I never looked up anything until after I had the surgery done (curiositity of just what they did to me), with either my hands or when I had cancer. I just listened to what the Doctor told me and went forward from there.
Excellent advice

webmd motto: turn your symptoms into terror!!
 

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Sorry for your problem, Kat. I've never dealt with anything like that, and hope it all goes well, with a quick healing process.
 

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Wishing you well with your visit to the doc, Kat. Something like that can make playing more of a worry rather than a pleasure. I've recently been dealing with pain in the joint where my thumb attaches to my right hand. A tylenol before playing makes it bearable for now, but I've been thinking about future what ifs. I guess maybe it's the beginning of arthritis. Sure makes it hard to hold a stick properly with ride or hats on some days.
 

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Hi gang. Sorry I have been off the boards a while. I have had a tremendous time dealing with family and my job etc. Life is what happens when your busy making plans....

Well, I sort of have the family thing sorted out and I have a new job. The band is still plugging away and then... I have a ganglion cyst in the palm of my left hand. I can still work and drum with it albeit a modified grip.

I go see a hand specialist in Feb as a consult to see if I need surgery or not. Any of you guys ever had one if these critters? It only hurts if I smash it or clap my hands. If I ignore it, I could develop Dupetrine's contracture (hammer finger) so, I am not going to risk it getting worse or impede my drumming.

Send me some good juju that it will be an easy fix. ☮
Hi Drum Kat!
Good to see ya again!
Sorry about the hand!
Good vibes up!
 

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I'm glad you have an appointment. I hope this leads to speedy, effective and affordable treatment.
 

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February seems like such a long wait to see a specialist. Is that the best you could do? Best of luck to you!!! I'll send all my juju your way!
 

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My sister had one on her wrist....been at least 10 years ago, seems like it was a pretty easy procedure. Best of luck and glad to see you back online
 

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