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  • Small win post carpal tunnel release surgery

    Posted by Juhan on May 4, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    So on the 21st of April I went in for bilateral carpal tunnel release surgery. I was afraid of what effect it might have on my guitar playing. I was also not looking forward to the forced time I had to take off playing, to accommodate for the recovery.

    I am proud to say that I had my 1st playing session again today. It was the 1st time in 2 weeks!!! All went well, the fingers are a bit on the clumsy side and I have to build my playing time up again (doctors orders was to take it slow 5-10min at first and build on that each day), but I am so glad to report that all went well and I can play again! I really missed playing.

    To keep my routine going in the off time, I tried to log in to TAC every day at my set time and location. I watched the daily exercises and marked the ones I liked as favourites (even though I didn’t play any of it 😊)

    So glad to be back, massive small win!!

    Juhan replied 3 years ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
  • 8 Replies
  • CharlieStrings

    May 4, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Great win, hope you have an easy recovery

  • Carl1909

    May 4, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Glad you are on the road to recovery. Sounds like a massive win with lots of long term benefits. Congratulations.

  • Killer

    May 7, 2021 at 11:05 am

    way to go Juhan! you’ll be back to your old form in no time. small steps are safe steps!

    • Juhan

      May 7, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks so much Killer, your advice is much appreciated 😁

  • MoochasPoochas

    May 7, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Thanks for posting this. I have to do the same soon and I was dreading the recovery time. Glad to hear you’re doing so well.

    • Juhan

      May 7, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      All of the best @MoochasPoochas just stick to the doctors orders and you will be back playing in no time 😉

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