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Old 11-02-2017, 01:44 PM   #11
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Thanks for the encouragement, all!! I'm scheduled for surgery in two weeks and am trying to focus on the positives rather than the temporary inconveniences of having my mostly-dominant hand swathed in a bandage. If will be nice to have good use of all my digits again!! I'll post the follow up. Blessings to you all!!
How did your surgery go? Hopefully all is good again.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:00 PM   #12
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The surgery went really well!! It's been over a month now since the surgery. My finger was useful for piping fairly soon afterward though it took a while before I could do some other things with it such as signing (I work with Deaf students). It is still a bit stiff but moves well and improves each day. Thank you all for your encouragement and good wishes!!
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:38 AM   #13
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Glad to hear! I just made a thread about his very topic.



I may just require a cortisone shot or anti-inflammatory drugs, we shall see.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:11 AM   #14
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I had a bout of trigger finger on my right hand F-you digit a year or so ago. Flared up particularly when I played Northumbrian smallpipes. Cortisone shot took care of that.

About two months ago I woke one morning with pain in my hand knuckles in both hands. Boom, just like that: osteoarthritis. Not horrible by any means, but the trigger finger came back with a vengeance. Surgery scheduled for May 4. Not too worried about it. Doc knows what my hands mean to me and he is very confident he won't end up sued!

He said he would be very surprised if someone like me who uses my hands for so much (playing, computer work) made it to 65 without some form of arthritis or damage. I'm 63.

Time to ramp up the dictation program on the Mac! Typing on the phone is a killer too. I'm quite confident these issues have been caused by computer/phone typing and mouse work more than by piping.

C'est la vie.

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Old 03-29-2018, 08:19 PM   #15
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I had trigger finger surgery on my right hand ring finger about, mmm, maybe 4 years ago. A short 3-4 week healing period followed, where I constantly pushed the limits of what they said I should do with that hand - mtn biking, lifting weights, playing pipes, a lot of controlled stretching and range of movement stuff. It turned out perfectly, and there was also an improvement in the independence between my ring finger and pinkie - resulting in a better birl. Invisible scar in the fold of my palm. Perfect.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:55 PM   #16
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I had a bout of trigger finger on my right hand F-you digit a year or so ago. Flared up particularly when I played Northumbrian smallpipes. Cortisone shot took care of that.

About two months ago I woke one morning with pain in my hand knuckles in both hands. Boom, just like that: osteoarthritis. Not horrible by any means, but the trigger finger came back with a vengeance. Surgery scheduled for May 4. Not too worried about it. Doc knows what my hands mean to me and he is very confident he won't end up sued!

He said he would be very surprised if someone like me who uses my hands for so much (playing, computer work) made it to 65 without some form of arthritis or damage. I'm 63.

Time to ramp up the dictation program on the Mac! Typing on the phone is a killer too. I'm quite confident these issues have been caused by computer/phone typing and mouse work more than by piping.

C'est la vie.

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Well good luck on your surgery!
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:09 AM   #17
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Yes, good luck with your surgery, Jim!! It's good to hear success stories and know that hand issues don't necessarily toll the death knell to our piping. It will be interesting to see in the future if there are repercussions from texting... Hopefully nothing that will hinder our playing!!
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