The aches and pains are almost gone. The trumpet went to the repair guy last night.
I used the trumpet for a gig last night. It didn't play very good. The dents are minor. There must be something bent putting stress on the trumpet. It never was the best trumpet in the world but now I'm afraid it's not going to ever be fun to play again without major work.
The repair guy plays in the band. When he looked at it he saw some bends in the bell that I didn't see. I don't know how far he'll go with the repair. I just told him to fix it.