Face smack !!

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  1. larry huene

    larry huene Pianissimo User

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    Yesterday was a very windy day in Chicago, as I opened the door of my van
    the wind blew the door out my hand and into my face.
    Result, bad nasty cut on upper lip. Teeth OK, mouth just a little sore.
    Went to emergency, no stitches, cleaned it up and got on my way home.
    I figure it will be a week or more until I am able to play again, will miss band rehearsal
    this evening, I'm glad I didn't have any Taps to sound this or next week.
    Never happened to me before so I hope I can play OK again.
    Any tips for recovery.
     
  2. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Ouch. Stay away from any doors whatsoever ;-)
     
  3. Chuck Rose

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    Just wondering. How windy is "Very windy" in the Windy City?
     
  4. larry huene

    larry huene Pianissimo User

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    Got it, stay away from doors & flying things.

    Not as windy I'm sure as Alaska, but at 500:pM yesterday about the time it
    happened the wind was 35 - 40 mph. Lots of gusts, although it was about 40 degrees.
    Maybe a little more by Lake Michigan, Downtown Chicago.
     
  5. Chuck Rose

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    40 mph is just a shade over 35 knots. That is gale force wind = triple reefed mainsail and #3 jib.

    Serious conditions anywhere.
     
  6. Zman

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    You might want to give yourself some additional time there. I guess it depends where the cut is. Totally recoverable with some ice and rest. (I've had my top lip completely ripped from a cricket ball in the face and required stiches, so not quite the same). I went back too early and had a semi- permanent flat spot there for years. Slow and steady back on the horn once your healed.
     
  7. larry huene

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    Thanks Zman,
    I'm not going to rush anything, I just hate to miss Band rehearsal and the other
    things I do.
    I went out to get something at the drugstore and found a lip care called
    ChopSaver, not saying it's a wonder product or anything but the cut sure looks better
    after less than 24 hrs time. Far from healed but looking better than last night.
    It's made by a guy Dan Gosling ( trumpet player ) never heard of him but I like his lip stuff.
    Looked it up and available at most online music stores. Not an endorsment or anything like that
    just seems like a good product.
    I remember a long time ago in the winter I would get a mile long crack in my bottom lip, used
    lip stuff and it really helped to heal.
    That's the kind of cut I have (x10) so I figured something like that woud help.
    I also intend to stay clear of objects flying in the wind.
     
  8. trumpetnick

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    Sorry to hear about your upper lip. I like ChopSaver and sometimes I use medicated Blistex. That can help with minor pain. Definitely take it slow and easy. I live in Ohio and last night I had to struggle to keep the wind from pushing my door completely open and hitting the car parked next to me. We had 30 - 35 mph wind gusts.
     
  10. larry huene

    larry huene Pianissimo User

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    Winter in the midwest, wouldn't have it any other way.
    Upto 40 degrees today here.
    think I'll pick up some medicated Blistix while I'm at it.
     

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