wrist update

I keep having these nightmares about my wrist, and they’re all bass-related: I can’t bend my wrist, and I end up strapping my bass waaaaay up my chest so I can fret without bending my wrist. It’s hard to pick with my arm practically parallel to the floor, and I look incredibly lame.

Happily, the reality is that my flexibility is slowly coming back, thanks to hourly stretching and strengthening exercises … it’s just not coming back fast enough or far enough for me. I’ve got 2 weeks to go before I’m free of the splint forever (probably …), and while the bone’s healing well ahead of schedule, I still don’t have anything like the flexibility I think I ought to.

And it’s dangerous to try to go too fast with the getting-flexibility-back thing: they actually cut the tendon that runs down my thumb to the wrist, and if I try to stretch it too much, too fast, I can damage it. YAY.

I have what ought to be my final appointment with my specialist next week, and I really really hope he’s got some good news for me, or another exercise, or something, ’cause the alternative is lame bass-playing and let’s face it, I don’t need any help with the lame.

4 thoughts on “wrist update

  • 17 March 2009 at 11:30 am

    hey! just dropping by ^^ nice blog you have here! haha i wanted to go into music when i was young…but now my guitar and keyboard is just rotting…lol XD

  • 20 March 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Ouch, here’s hoping your recuperative powers get a boost from the best wishes here, get better soon ;)

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