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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dave Hughes, Dec 17, 2012.
Point taken. Just watch out for chapping in the Northern climes this time of year
Update: The hardest part of this healing process is that I've lost a ton of flexibility while the scab goes away. The problem is not going up, its going down in the scale. I could play middle c and up for about a day, today g in the staff and mostly f are back, hopefully I will have low c tomorrow.
for consideration if this happens again, just read that putting soy sauce on a burn immediately works wonders. never tried it myself
Been a fairly dry winter down south, too. I've taken to having a glass of water bedside for when I wake up.
Keep it clean, use antibiotic ointment on the skin surface ONLY (not mucosal) and you will be good in about a week. However, the muscle tone for not practicing the horn... that'll take several weeks to get back in order.
PS: Keep the mouth covered if going out in cold or breezy air... and vasolein petroleum jelly (avoid sented balms) to lock in moisture.
UPDATE: I've got all my low notes back, and the chops were fine- other than being a bit rusty. My answer is two weeks to really heal back.
The tough part is getting the muscles back in order, but I predict you will be going from burned lips to burning up the horn in 6 weeks. Thanks so much for the update.
Thanks Doc! I practiced today for 1/2 hour- straight with only 15 second breaks, like I do to economize time- and had chops the whole way. I have lost my Double A and B, but I'm sure you're right and they'll be back soon- plus I hardly ever play anything that needs them, anyhow.
Dave, I empathise with your injury after mine in April http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f131/cut-lip-5-stitches-just-removed-67204-5.html
The advice from friends here was very helpful. While I'm sure you will find the wait to get yourself back to where you were is frustrating, its also an opportunity time to consider any revisions you perhaps wanted to try for your "new" embouchure.
You will soon be 110%
Ya, man, I remember that. Its odd, but one doesn't think about exactly how fragile the lips and chops are until you get an injury.