Hey everyone, so I am getting trigger finger surgery for my pinky next Wednesday. Doc said it's not a big deal (minus my current pain, the worst is past) and I'm really not super worried about the procedure itself. I have an audition for public university orchestra in mid-January. I have most of my material down (still needs "perfecting", especially the solo) and the doctor reports that he would like to see me start back on double bass within 24 hours of surgery, which seems promising. He said it could be a few weeks before the pain and discomfort are completely gone, but admits he's not familiar with playing double bass. I demonstrated a few things in the office and he saw no problem. As with most surgeries, I'm assuming some strength may need regained and perhaps some set-backs along the way. The stitches are scheduled to come out on December 21st. My prepared pieces are the recitative from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the Bach Cello Suite No. 3 Bourees. It's a pretty relaxed audition so if I need to reschedule, I probably can. At the same time I'm trying to save face and honor the date, if possible. I've seen mixed reports on the BG side, but wanted to hear from some DB people on the matter. Thanks everyone!