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Old 09-22-2014, 05:40 PM
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Well, it had to happen. Right to the bone :( That's 4 hours in hospital (getting x-rayd, sutured & super glued) when I should have been finishing a lovely drum kit! Banned from drum building for a week (but knowing me, I'll be back at it in a few days), & banned from playing drums for two weeks. Ah cock! - no playing for me tomorrow when David Floegel & Matt Cowley visit :(
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:54 PM
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I was looking forward to some mangled flesh and blood!!



Let's hope you have a quick recovery.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:55 PM
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What? No pre-suture snaps. Damn
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Ouch! I think you should take the time off and let that heal right. You know how it is as you get older, it takes longer to heal ;)

But you can still play wind chimes.
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:26 PM
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What? No pre-suture snaps. Damn
I spared you all the upset of seeing that. Strangely, I was somewhat preoccupied with keeping my finger in one piece & applying a lot of pressure rather than fumbling for my camera!

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Ouch! I think you should take the time off and let that heal right. You know how it is as you get older, it takes longer to heal ;)

But you can still play wind chimes.
Thank you for the infirmity reminder Bo. As for wind chimes, my left hand chime "technique" was never that strong anyhow ;) ;) ;)
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:37 PM
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no playing for me tomorrow when David Floegel & Matt Cowley visit :(
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Don't you dare pull a stunt like this before LDS, Andy!
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Oh gosh ! Sad news.
I hate when that happens.

That is one big drawback from having to do construction, building, craft type work when you are a drummer.

One evening we were setting up on stage and someone had left a big roll of sheet metal on the stage. I needed some help getting it off the stage. I asked my guitar player to help me. He said no I can't help you because I can't take the chance of hurting my fingers. Smart man, he was correct !
It really made me think about not taking chances when you can get someone else to help you. Since then I always think about that.

Oh by the way Andy, it looks like you hurt your index finger on your left hand.
If you played traditional grip you could still play the drums while you are healing..........

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Old 09-22-2014, 07:51 PM
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Let's hope you have a quick recovery.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:11 PM
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Well you could practice with your good hand.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:42 PM
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Another drumming related injury....:) Heal quickly my friend.

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Old 09-23-2014, 12:08 AM
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Ouch! May you heal up fast!
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:40 AM
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Thanks guys. No playing for at least two weeks, & the injury is right where the stick rests. Right now, I can't even touch it, let alone put a stick across it :( I've damaged my left knee too. It's 3 times normal size, but that's a different story.

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If you played traditional grip you could still play the drums while you are healing..........

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No chance of that Jim. Can't have me looking like a real drummer, can we!

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Old 09-23-2014, 01:03 AM
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Super glue?

You wont even be able to take manly pride in removing your own stitches!!!!


I can relate to this chisel thing....... I am a carpenter and have had stitches a few times, and duct tape a few more.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:18 AM
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As per FB, get well soon, Andy!

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As for wind chimes, my left hand chime "technique" was never that strong anyhow ;) ;) ;)
Then it's a no-brainer - spend the time improving your LH wind chime swipes :)
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:56 AM
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Hmm, maybe there is something to that DJ programming thing after all! Sorry to learn of your misfortune. Get well!
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:20 AM
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Gah, be careful, man!!!
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:28 AM
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Several years back while doing some work on the house interior I managed to put the chisel to my left index finger. Didn't go to the bone but I still have the scar and thickened skin at the site.

Truly a pain in the arse, er, finger.

Just be glad that you didn't get a splinter to the eye, or worse, the chisel.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:43 AM
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Ouch! I think you should take the time off and let that heal right. You know how it is as you get older, it takes longer to heal ;)

But you can still play wind chimes.


It looks like air drums for a while for you Andy!
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:53 AM
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So who's getting the limited edition splatter finish kit?

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:28 AM
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In the cold light of day, I'm fairly concerned about my ability to play med-long term. Although I'm mostly jovial about it, it's a fairly nasty injury. The damage couldn't be in a worse place from a drumming pov, & I've been told I may lose feeling & some function to the upper half of my index finger.

On a personal note, I'm picking up David floegel from the local train station this afternoon, & Matt Cowley's coming here for the hang tomorrow. I was really looking forward to some drumming shenanigans - bummer. That said, no doubt jamming will ensue. Madge is coming too, so I may get the Zoom out & post some footage :)
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:44 AM
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In the cold light of day, I'm fairly concerned about my ability to play med-long term. Although I'm mostly jovial about it, it's a fairly nasty injury. The damage couldn't be in a worse place from a drumming pov, & I've been told I may lose feeling & some function to the upper half of my index finger.

On a personal note, I'm picking up David floegel from the local train station this afternoon, & Matt Cowley's coming here for the hang tomorrow. I was really looking forward to some drumming shenanigans - bummer. That said, no doubt jamming will ensue. Madge is coming too, so I may get the Zoom out & post some footage :)
Sounds bad, I hope you will get over it soon!

I got my own chisel story:
25 years ago I complety missed the chisel and hit my thumb with a mallet(not hammer, mallet!). To this day I have no sensation in the tip of my right hand thumb.
There was no cut, but the tissue was crushed badly.
Doesnt affect my drumming or working life though, but I do have a constant small 'buzz' feeling in this finger.
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In the cold light of day, I'm fairly concerned about my ability to play med-long term. Although I'm mostly jovial about it, it's a fairly nasty injury. The damage couldn't be in a worse place from a drumming pov, & I've been told I may lose feeling & some function to the upper half of my index finger.

On a personal note, I'm picking up David floegel from the local train station this afternoon, & Matt Cowley's coming here for the hang tomorrow. I was really looking forward to some drumming shenanigans - bummer. That said, no doubt jamming will ensue. Madge is coming too, so I may get the Zoom out & post some footage :)
Not good, Andy. Like you need your body to give you another handicap. No doubt you'll find a way. You always do :)

Wish I could be there with you guys but airports, flights and hotel stuffing around is a high price to pay ...
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:23 PM
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So sorry to hear this Andy, I hope you'll make a complete recovery... and try to stay away from drum building and playing... for your own sake.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:39 PM
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Now that I have gigs on the horizon I am very cognizant of being careful to not injure myself! Heal fast Andy.
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Oh man Andy, I feel your pain. I can count probably 30 scars on my 2 hands from working with electric. Is the wound topside of your fingey? I think that's much preferable to a bottom cut. Did they say if you cut any tendons or ligaments or anything like that? I'm glad you didn't show the wound, that makes me all squirmy. I could never work in a hospital. There's still a spot of your blood on the chisel. IDK, I would just immobilize it so it can't bend and use middle finger fulcrum to play. How did it happen exactly? Was it a hammer blow that drove it into your finger?
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Oh bloody hell, Andy. It didn't sound like a "nothing" injury when you first mentioned it, and I'm not surprised you're worried. You don't do things by halves, do you?
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Bad times mate. May your recovery be swift and bionic!
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That looks awful, Andy. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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That sucks! I hope you make a full speedy recovery brother. These things happen, especially when you don't expect them.

I am also a believer in the, "It could be worse" mantra. I was doing an observation shift for my EMT certification. I am standing around taking it all in. I was standing in front if the reader board looking at all the cases. My Heart this fall that... Then my eyes stop on the reason for the visit section that clearly reads, "Man vs. Lawnmower" part if me wanted to laugh like a jackal, part of me felt ill. I notice that the room listed is the one just to the side if the giant LCD reader board. I slowly lean to my right to look in. Sitting upright on a gurney us a rather calm and drugged man holding his hand upright with a rag around it. About an hour later the specialists comes in, removes the rag to expose a hand with the index and middle finger a little shorter than normal. The doctor goes to work with something like a nail clipper, but for bone, so that he could make enough room to sew the flesh up and over this persons improvisation of self modification. I had to leave the room twice before I found my center enough to be OK with all the clicking away of bone. LOL.
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Sorry to hear it, mate! Here's to a speedy recovery! :)
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Bloody Hell!

Whoops, I mean Bloody Finger!

My old Dad always said that it's the dull tool that causes an injury - it forces YOU to do the work instead of the tool, which forces the tool into YOU!

You can rest, assured that the super-sharp chisel left a clean cut that typically heals faster.
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My old Dad always said that it's the dull tool that causes an injury - it forces YOU to do the work instead of the tool, which forces the tool into YOU!
My Dad used to say that if when learning to do something, the brain can't cope, the tool will find another way to get in...

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