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Thread #125340   Message #2775463
Posted By: MikeL2
28-Nov-09 - 06:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: My broken arm is fixed!
Subject: RE: BS: My broken arm is fixed!
hi jenny

Great stuff...

Many years ago I too broke my left hand....or some b....y clumsy 18 stone rugby player did.

I had the hand set.....reset and once again reset and finally after the cast had been removed and after a couple of weeks allowing for stiffness and lack of use to settle, I realised that though the bones in to back of the hand had healed perfectly, there had been an undetected break in the first knuckle. I was offered the choice of having the joint re-broken and reset but decided that I had had enough discomfort and inconvenience already. So I left it as it was.

I too played the guitar...semi pro.

Of course this injury did affect my playing somewhat. With practice and patience I was able to overcome the problem except for not being able to play six string barre chords any more. I have adapted to this and the extra practise that I put in actually improved my playing in other areas.

I was encouraged by the thought of Django Rheinhardt and considered my problem to be nothing compared with his. At the same time I was at times at the point of throwing my guitar away ( not seriously !!)when I listened to the fanrastic things DR could do after his injury.

So keep at it.....it pays in the end.

Regards

Mikel