This sucks!!!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by luvsbookerittle, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. luvsbookerittle

    luvsbookerittle New Friend

    Jan 30, 2016
    New York
    I'm having ass problems, i.e. abscess and recovering from fistula surgery. The doctor says I shouldn't play. Sometimes it does hurt. And I do overblow. But even the flute hurts lately. So I play the piano, guitar congas and bongos. BUT IT'S NOT THE SAME!!!! This has been going on for too long :shhh:

    student model Yamaha trumpet
    Penn (Getzen stencil) trumpet
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Don't do anything stupid! I did and ended up having to lay off for 3 months!
  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    Destroy your health and no one will hear you play. Take Rowuk's advice and stop until you have recovered.
  4. amzi

    amzi Forte User

    Feb 18, 2010
    Northern California
    This too shall pass. It started out with an abscessed tooth, then abdominal surgery. After that followed (in no particular order) 3 root canals, an extraction with accompanying bone graft--which failed and had to be redone. A second abdominal surgery, a GI system infection, cardiac and respiratory problems, then a TIA. Finally, Wednesday I get a bridge and 2 crowns, all to finish what started a bit over 18 months ago. In that time I've lost 130 pounds which destroyed my embouchure losing about a third off my upper range in the process. But I've continued to play when I could with 3 different bands, a symphony, and a little solo work. (This included two 6 week physician ordered layoffs, after the surgeries.) It can be tough, but you've just got to make up your mind you're going to make it through the rough patch. Follow your doctor's orders, play and practice as much as you can, and above all have fun.

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