Medical advice, please!

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  1. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    I had a cystoscope and needle biopsy today. The Doc said I shouldn't play the horn for 4 days. I'm thinking nice, easy long tones in the middle range wouldn't hurt me, and might help me keep a small amount of embouchure going. Would this be a bad thing for me to do?
     
  2. Bay Area Brass

    Bay Area Brass Piano User

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    I wouldn't play if your doctor said not to- a few days off won't hurt you. Playing too soon may- I would play it safe :)
     
  3. patkins

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    Yes, it would be a bad thing to do. The muscles in the perinium(genitourinary) area are sensitive to increased abdominal pressure when we take deep breaths.
    "Take it easy. take it easy, don't let the sounds of your own wheels(horns) drive you crazy."
     
  4. SteveRicks

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    Yeah, play it safe. Follow what the Doc says. He wouldn't have said not to play if there wasn't a reason. We would rather have you playing in 4 days that missing a lot longer due to a complication.
     
  5. gmonady

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    Listen to your doctor. If he said 4 days, stay off for 4 days. And if you don't... are you familure with the concept of bleeding? If that happens then cautery... then another 5-7 days off. So again, listen to the good doctor.
     
  6. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Come on baby
    Don't say maybe, listen to you doc's (in person or here) or you may not play for a while!
     
  7. krmanning

    krmanning Pianissimo User

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    It is really all in the details, and the important details are specifics of the biopsy that you probably do not know. The last thing you probably want to happen would be some serious complication that might take much longer than 4 days to heal. Please listen to your urologist on this one.

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  8. BigDub

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    Well, 4 days is by no means going to make you a comeback player.....when you come back after only 4 days!
    Hey, I know people who haven't played for 30, 40, even 84 years!!! well, they never played, but even so, 4 days, that's small in comparison!:D
     

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