I Can't Feel My Feet...are there any others?

gwbasley

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Back in '94 I had a spinal tumor that paralyzed me from the chest down. They fixed it but I still have very limited feeling in my feet. I had to relearn to play and the outcome was bittersweet...I still have independence but my speed and power are diminished. I kinda solved this by micing my bass drum.

I'm just curious if anyone else has had a similar problem / condition and how have you dealt with it?
 

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I have some neuropathy in my feet, in addition to have had surgery on one ankle and arthritis in other...I consider anything able to do with bass and high hats a bonus...
 

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Dang , that sucks ……for both of you .
I am now thankful for sucky right foot .
 

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Gw, I totally understand.
I got out of playing because of no feeling on the bottom of my feet.
Still have the problem,doctor says possible Statin I'm taking or from my back surgery 9 yrs ago. Nothing conclusive yet.
At 70, I've played enough.
I mess around at home
 

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Gw, I totally understand.
I got out of playing because of no feeling on the bottom of my feet.
Still have the problem,doctor says possible Statin I'm taking or from my back surgery 9 yrs ago. Nothing conclusive yet.
At 70, I've played enough.
I mess around at home
I'm looking at 75 in a couple of months, so I'm the "old man" in the band.
Covid cut back on our gig schedule to 3 or 4 a month and I'm good with that for the time being.
I've had this problem with my feet for over 25 years, so in a way I'm used to it, but with age it has become more problematic. A big issue that I have is with wires on the stage...I can hook my foot on one and not know it until I feel a tug. I ask the guys to tuck them away but, mostly, I have to do it myself. I worry about taking a "header" one day.
 

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Yes sir,that and stages,getting up on them w/o tripping!
It's happened to me. Dark stages attribute to some of it as well.
An old geezer thread!
Lol
 


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