Ok about to go in for elbow surgery

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Outpatient about 30 minute procedure
Cubital tunnel release
Same thing as carpal tunnel but other side of hand

45 years drumming and 20 years army played a part I suppose

if I don’t make it a ton of drums cymbals and snares and hardware that my wife will
Give away as she says drums all sound the same lol
 

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Ok I’m about and still breathing

my god these surgeries are like going to dentist
All of a thirty minute procedure


anyway

going to take a couple months to get to drumming

what a drag it is getting old!!!!
 

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In the meantime you can be inspired by Rick Allen; sit down at the kit and make use of what still works! If it's your dominant side that's recovering, it would be a great opportunity to develop opposite-hand lead.

I've had three hip surgeries ...... after each I got back on the kit within days with whatever leg stuck out straight .......

Good luck!

M.
 

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I've had both my elbows and wrists done, not all at once. Took some time, but I was back drumming not too long after. Just make sure you do the therapy and exercisises that they give you to do. Heal quick and get back to the kit soon!
 

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In the meantime you can be inspired by Rick Allen; sit down at the kit and make use of what still works! If it's your dominant side that's recovering, it would be a great opportunity to develop opposite-hand lead.
^ THIS!^
I've done it with rotator cuff surgery. Great for the non-dominant side practice.
If it's your non-dominant side that had the surgery, then pick something new to do with your dominant hand. You could work on ride/hh speed and endurance. Don't forget about coordination exercises with Both Feet and one hand (great for showing off during solos).
 

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Wishing you a healthy recovery from St. Lou Cnty. my Jeffco brethren
 

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Got to get the other hand done next
Put this off forever and that was dumb

it’s really amazing how much they can do nowadays

I can’t believe I showed up at 9
Surgery at 1000 done at 1030
Released at 1100

unreal
 

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I had carpal tunnel release a couple years ago. Similar story, but my surgery was at 7am and I was home by 9. You will be so glad you finally did something about your hand -- I waited too long as well, but now my hand is absolutely perfect!
 

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Ok surgery done

cubital tunnel
Will take several weeks/months to heal
So bummed I can’t play

actually tried one handed. That was hilarious....of course only played every breath you take so it was at least listenable

obviously one week out of surgery the pain is still there but avoided the vicaden but loaded up on Tylenol

once this is getting better I can do the other hand hurrah

jeez backs feet hands shoulder

do other musicians have these aches and pains or do we drummers get the most?
 

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Good on 'ya!

Everybody gets "these aches and pains" after surgery ...... face it brother, you're gonna hurt for awhile. But it will steadily get better.

And ++ for avoiding the opioids ...... these things can block you up for days ...... no fun, that!

M.
 

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Good on 'ya!

Everybody gets "these aches and pains" after surgery ...... face it brother, you're gonna hurt for awhile. But it will steadily get better.

And ++ for avoiding the opioids ...... these things can block you up for days ...... no fun, that!

M.
Yes
I don’t have an addictive personality per se

but I’m scared-to find out
 

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