Hello everyone. I just had surgery today on the top of my right hand because I had some bump that was growing there and it would move around when i plucked with my index and middle finger. I had no pain or anything but the doctor said that it was tissue and he didnt know how it got there but the best thing to do was to go through surgery to get it removed. Well the reason I started this thread was because I wanted to know if anyone has had surgery anywhere near hand, arm, or wrist and how did it affect the way you played once you had recovered? I'm about to start school next Thursday in which I was going be in the jazz ensemble and I was really looking forward to that. At the moment I'm in some pain and I have no idea how long it will last but I'm hoping that it won't affect how I play bass in the long run. Does anyone have an idea of how surgery might affect me and is there anything I could do with my left hand (fretting hand) so that I won't fall behind? I have no idea how long it might take to recover but if anyone has gone through a similar incident were you had surgery and sort of have an idea of how long it takes then I will greatly appreciate your comment. Either way thanks for your help.