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Drumsword 02-20-2009 10:11 AM

Surgery bound
 
(UPDATE) Had my pre op dr appointment yesterday and here is the skinny on the surgery....
They will be making a few incisions and seperating my shoulder to get 2 sutures around the tear in my rotator cuff...... Before they stitch that, they will be cutting away and removing a part of the collar bone wich is compressing the injured area.
After surgery, I will be out of work at least 7-10 days and pretty much armchair bound for a few weeks (At least for sleeping) and for 2 days I'll have a tube in my shoulder joint administering antibiotics and pain meds. Michelle will be removing this when it runs out....... I love you baby.... I mean REALLY Love you............ don't hurt me ;)
After 10 days or so, I have 6 to 8 weeks of therapy and recovery to look forward too, and during this time my left shoulder will be monitored and evaluated and if there is no improvement then I get to go through is all again on the other side. Yayy.....
As a side note I relenquished my throne to the substitute drummer in my classic rock band "Full Count" as I'll be a few months before playing again and he is shouldering the load with the guys.

Will keep you updated.

aydee 02-20-2009 11:48 AM

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Be good, Pete. It passes faster than you think !

Learn to read music while you heal ( if you dont already ).

Mediocrefunkybeat 02-20-2009 12:00 PM

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Good luck my friend. Everything will work out just fine.

Drumsword 02-20-2009 01:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 543240)
Be good, Pete. It passes faster than you think !

Learn to read music while you heal ( if you dont already ).

Thanks guys, you guys always encourage me. And Aydee I read a little but suck at sight reading, that's an excellent idea. I think I shall improve upon that in my down time.

Big_Philly 02-20-2009 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Drumsword (Post 543246)
Thanks guys, you guys always encourage me. And Aydee I read a little but suck at sight reading, that's an excellent idea. I think I shall improve upon that in my down time.

When you're partly immobilized in a hospital bed there's really nothing more to do. Unless there's cute nurses, but I recall that you have a wife (who buys you awesome drum gear, you lucky bastard!) so that probably narrows it down to reading. And maybe watching some TV.

Drumsword 02-22-2009 03:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Philly (Post 543327)
When you're partly immobilized in a hospital bed there's really nothing more to do. Unless there's cute nurses, but I recall that you have a wife (who buys you awesome drum gear, you lucky bastard!) so that probably narrows it down to reading. And maybe watching some TV.

Yes, too true. I have a wife that buys me drums..... and she's hot...and I love her, so I'll behave with the nurses.lol.

wy yung 02-22-2009 03:31 AM

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Good luck with everything.

caddywumpus 02-22-2009 03:32 AM

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Maybe you could watch some DVDs of the great players and get some inspiration and learn some licks while you recover. That way, you'd have a bunch of stuff to work on when you heal and get back behind the kit. Well, that's what I'd do...

Good luck with your surgery!

GRUNTERSDAD 02-22-2009 05:15 AM

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Best of luck during your re-coop period, and we will forgive you for the terrible pun.

"and he is shouldering the load with the guys."

oops 02-22-2009 08:12 AM

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Here's an interesting idea for some "practice" you can do while lying in bed.

Check out the Indian vocalization system. Steve Smith is big into (check out his new DVD, Standing On The Shoulders, for a little dip in the water). I believe it's called konakkol?

Here's a thread about it.

http://forums.allaboutjazz.com/showthread.php?t=14945

And a drum teacher i had raved about a book on it, specifically for drummers? Don't know what it was called, or who it was buy.

Not even sure if you're interested, but good luck with the surgery, I hope it all goes well.

frank0072 02-22-2009 08:19 AM

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Sorry to hear you have to go into sugery. Is there no way you can play with your remaining three limbs though? This is an oppertunity to improve your double bass blasting ;-).
Hmm, maybe you should keep it to sightreading. You'll gain way more from that.

The only problem is that all the gear your wife buys you will pile up, and you will have the dilemma of not knowing what to try first when you are recovered... That must be very hard for you.

Deathmetalconga 02-22-2009 10:05 AM

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I hope your surgery goes well and I will be praying for you.

Drumsword 02-22-2009 12:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 544030)
I hope your surgery goes well and I will be praying for you.

Thanks man, I appreciate it............. Grunters, I didn't even catch that when I worded it..ROFLOL, Good eye.

And sight reading mixed with some dvd's, etc will be the order of the day. My other shoulder is also messed up, thus I have only my legs for a couple months.

intheruff 02-22-2009 08:00 PM

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Had that surgery on right side... ouch! Left rotor cuf still ripped, but I'll get by. Hey a couple of good books to wile away the time... 'No One Gets Out Alive', (about Jim Morrisons quest of the 'good times', also Mick Fleetwood wrote a book about the early day of Fleetwood Mac, highly entertaining. Keep us posted on your recovery.

dr.funkenstien 02-22-2009 08:03 PM

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wishing you all the best, hope you're making music soon after!

Brendan Colameco

Drumsword 02-26-2009 01:29 PM

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March 23rd is the official day.

Drumsword 03-04-2009 03:40 PM

Re: Surgery bound
 
Had my pre op dr appointment yesterday and here is the skinny on the surgery....
They will be making a few incisions and seperating my shoulder to get 2 sutures around the tear in my rotator cuff...... Before they stitch that, they will be cutting away and removing a part of the collar bone wich is compressing the injured area.

After surgery, I will be out of work at least 7-10 days and pretty much armchair bound for a few weeks (At least for sleeping) and for 2 days I'll have a tube in my shoulder joint administering antibiotics and pain meds. Michelle will be removing this when it runs out....... I love you baby.... I mean REALLY Love you............ don't hurt me ;)

After 10 days or so, I have 6 to 8 weeks of therapy and recovery to look forward too, and during this time my left shoulder will be monitored and evaluated and if there is no improvement then I get to go through is all again on the other side. Yayy.....

Drumsword 03-22-2009 04:42 PM

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Tomorrow (Monday the 23rd) is the big day, I'll update you guys on my recovery as I go. Wish me luck :)

zzdrummer 03-22-2009 05:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Drumsword (Post 555196)
Tomorrow (Monday the 23rd) is the big day, I'll update you guys on my recovery as I go. Wish me luck :)

Stange, I just had surgery on my knee Thursday.
Good luck with everything, get back drumming soon!

Drumsword 03-26-2009 02:53 PM

update
 
Had surgery monday. am missing my drums, independance and mobility. had a catheter in my shoulder pumping in novacaine, etc for 2 days. that ran out yesterday and michelle had to remove it and change my bandage. Shoulder is a bit more sore now. but the vicoden helps.

pulled the ribs on my right side as well, so standing and sitting are excruciating. very hard to get comfortable. but will keep u posted.

drumhead61 03-26-2009 03:06 PM

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Hey Pete,

Was wondering how you are doing...sounds all right considering. If that pulled rib thing is anything like broke than you really could have done without that during this time, but get yourself the recovery needed. Get well

Big_Philly 03-27-2009 12:51 PM

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Hey man, good to hear from you. Too bad about the ribs thing, though.
Good luck!

larryace 03-27-2009 03:20 PM

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Pete I hope you have a speedy and complete recovery. We are all chipping in for a set of new drums for you and we need to know which set you want.

Drumsword 03-27-2009 08:19 PM

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Oh i couldn't let u guys chip in to buy me a set of gretsch renowns in a tobacco burst in sizes, 24", 13" 14" 16" with a DW edge snare. 6.5X14. no, please don't do that..lol

healing ok, painful but am on freakin elephant tranquilizers.

larryace 03-28-2009 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Drumsword (Post 557385)
gretsch renowns in a tobacco burst in sizes, 24", 13" 14" 16" with a DW edge snare. 6.5X14.

Check! Give me a few days, and I'll have it delivered by Playboy Bunnys

Mediocrefunkybeat 03-28-2009 06:20 PM

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If you have any of those tranquilisers left over by the end of this, send them my way...! I hope your recovery goes well - you'll be back in no time.

Drumsword 03-28-2009 06:34 PM

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Thanks guys, starting to feel better. And no prob mfb, after this ur welcome to them. lol

A couple girls at work offered to spongebathe me, lol. too bad the vicoden kills any romantic feelings..lol

Drumsword 03-28-2009 11:30 PM

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Just to update. i've showered twice now, lol......... rib pain is much less arm is slightly more mobile. And i am able to use half doses of the pain meds now during the day anyway.

And last night a melody popped into my head, and by tonight i have a new song written, and my guys are ready to record it. is titled " Woman of my hearts desire" very uptempo love song for my wife and all shes done for me, especially this week. lol. Will record it as soon as i'm playing again. is very drum friendly, lol.

Drumsword 04-02-2009 11:08 PM

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Had the staples taken out of my shoulder today, all 16 of them. Apparently my rotator cuff wasnt torn. But was severely compressed, thus they removed over an inch of my collar bone where it meets another bone to alleviate the stress.

I start PT next thursday, and in 5-6 weeks, Hope to be playing again.


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