Garrett789, I love your enthusiasm, but you are sooooooo young. God bless you! Unfortunately, your attitude was my attitude as I began my comeback, and 8 months later I'm still trying to rectify the problem. I just wish I'd paid more attention to the TM site at that time, as it would have been the reality check I needed. Best advice: Forget about what you were able to do when you put the trumpet away; try to recall what you were doing when you first picked it up as a kid and start out in a manner somewhat similar to that. Funny, but when I go out to run these days, I don't try to duplicate these feats: 10 second 100 yd. dash; 23 ft. long jump; 48 ft. triple jump. So why was I practicing on Carnival of Venice, Hey Jude, Get It On and Hummel and Haydn? Take it low, slow and in short bursts; your sanity will thank you.