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.