Pity party!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by fuzzy beard, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Hurt my arm 5 weeks ago at work. Been off work since I did it! Been getting knocked around the wonderful workmans comp process. So I have been pretty miserable cause I cant lift anything with my right arm. But I was still able to play bass and actually accomplished a few things musically in the past 5 weeks. Oraganized a acoustic community jam www.facebook.com/auroraspickninthepark . And I also am a founding member of a roots band that started 2 weeks back. My first band! Playing music I love!

    Ok now the pity party. So I have been off 5 weeks have seen 4 doctors 2 of them being elbow specialist. And today they finale figured out what was wrong. After a MRI they have learned that I have completely torn the tendon that holds the bicep to the elbow! So I need an extensive surgery followed by 3 to 4 months rehab. I am just crushed! Not only does it kill or at least delay the band thing but it ends all bass playing for a long time! Ruins my vacation I leave for tonight. And I am almost useless around the house and with my three kids 6, 4 and 10 months! Not to mention the side effects he told me about from loss of feeling to loss of use!
  2. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    No way to slice it, that's rough! This is inspirational to me-Bill Clements lost his right arm in an industrial accident and he managed to find a way to play, and amazingly besides! Hang in there, man-pulling for you! You'll bounce back!
  3. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Hang in there. For yourself and family....
    The long term health and use if the arm is more important than picking
    Up a bass right now....+ this could give you some time to check out some new and/or different music and players....many times by just listening and not trying to automatically pick up a bass and learn it....by just listening ...I have grown as a musician
    And you will be that much more eager to play when you are physically able to do so
    Good luck bro!
  4. Thanks guys I will. Just blue about it.