Rowuk is the biggest idiot here!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rowuk, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. sounds7

    sounds7 Forte User

    Sep 4, 2004
    New Orleans
    I played for a good while with an abdominal hernia. I remember sticking my wallet inside my clothes so the intestine didn't squeeze through my abdomen when I blew. I also missed about 6 months of playing with Bells Palsey (Still don't know what caused that one) I feel your pain Rowuk. Maybe brush up on your Piano skill while your down, write some tunes. Just find a way to stay productive but most of all get the rest you need and get better.
  2. lmf

    lmf Forte User

    May 16, 2007
    Indiana USA

    "Get Well" wishes to you as you recover from such a long ordeal. Hoping the surgery will make you feel better each new day.

    Best wishes,

  3. Trumpet-Golfer

    Trumpet-Golfer Pianissimo User

    Dec 9, 2008
    Liverpool, England
    I too have a Hiatus hernia (take lansoprazole daily) and diverticulitis and consequently suffer with stomach issues. However I haven’t had the severe attacks you have experienced.
    Best wishes.
  4. Trumpet-Golfer

    Trumpet-Golfer Pianissimo User

    Dec 9, 2008
    Liverpool, England
    PS. I was diagnosed with my conditions years before I started playing trumpet, however my symptoms are getting progressively worse as time passes.
  5. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

    Aug 19, 2008
    Bordeaux, France.
  6. BachStrad1

    BachStrad1 Pianissimo User

    Apr 9, 2012
    Kalamazoo MI
    Wow, Rowuck. Sorry you had to go through all that, but glad you are on the mend once the doctors finally nailed down the real problem.
  7. Churchman

    Churchman Mezzo Piano User

    Apr 26, 2012
    I would like to 'like' the original post - but somehow feel it would be wrong to do so. I would like to 'like' the honesty with which it was posted, as well as the serious intention of warning us all to be careful and thoughtful about how we treat our God-given, and short-lived, bodies. Thank you Rowuk.
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006

    life is a series of decisions. We can "accept fate" which often is an excuse for missing resolve. We can take fate into our own hands and compensate for symptoms (exactly what I did) until we have no other choices - that is the idiocy that I claim to be mine. We can change our lives by tackling the problems instead of the symptoms and better our state. A year ago, maybe I would have not needed the nets that were sewn into the diaphragm. Everything would have then been solved in 6 weeks instead of 12.

    My post is to help those on the fence make a hard decision. I can assure you, the way that I did it is MUCH less fun than it should have been.

    Do what you should when you should, then you will not have to when you have to!
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    So, 4 weeks are done. The scars are starting to lighten up in color, I don't need Omeprazol anymore. I fart with enough pressure for a double C. Wind is a big issue these days. Need to find out where it is coming from............ 7 Liters of air inhaled - tested yesterday!
  10. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    You may be an idiot -- but I think the way I count!!!! -- you followed procedures and going to seek medical help, no fewer than 5 times for this condition -- Doctor/Specialist/Hospital/doctor/Surgeon -------------- Maybe you think your an idiot because of some "time lapses" in that account. ------------- but it's a good post to indicate to people about REGULAR medical attention and seeing a doctor on a regular basis. I really don't think your an idiot, the only way to conclude your an idiot would be to have DOCUMENTATION that your seeking of medical attention at a later date really caused this problem to become bigger - I don't think anyone can substantiate this!!! especially since you did seek medical attention several times. BUT REGULAR MEDICAL checkups is not a bad idea for anyone. Now that I think about it, I haven't been to see a doctor in 4 years (well except for the mandatory fall at work, where they forced me to go) ----- I think I will make an appointment tomorrow. GLAD YOUR FEELING BETTER!!!

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