Had a blackout 10 days ago while coughing badly with flu and fell forward GUESS WHERE, hitting my chops against the marble worktop.
The stitches were removed after 9 days. I have ended up with a scar 1/8" below but parallel to the lip line, starting from the centre and finishing 3/4" to the left. The gums top and bottom still ache a bit and I have a broken tooth, top right +1 of centre. The scar is quite faint but the tissue beneath feels rather hard (a bit like a matchstick). It still feels numb all around that area but the bruising has almost gone.
I tried a little gentle blowing today and I am finding the rim of the mouthpiece is right on top of the scar. I can play a weak octave from bottom G with the discomfort of the rim on top of the scar.
I don't know whether its beneficial to massage the scar tissue to try and flatten it or whether thats a waste of time, OR to persist in playing from my original centre position and let the rim ride on top of the scar or what ???
From the experience of other members who may have had or know of this type of injury, I wondered what advice you may have to plan a way forward.
Thanks guys - hope you never have to suffer similar. Great forum by the way.