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Playing Since: 2008
Experience Level: Novice
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'Vintage' (Not vintage at all really) Beginners Openback
George P. Matthews Resonator Banjo
Clifford Essex 'Regal' Plectrum Banjo
Lyle Konigsberg - Just loving the Clawhammer/Old Time playing of this guy!
Pete Seeger - What's not to like?
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Last Visit 9/5/2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @4:18:18 PM
So 20th August is E-Day - the day the surgeon takes a knife to my damaged lateral epicondyle tendon to try and rid me of the Tennis Elbow.
Being the National Health Service (and free) I have a pot-luck of 1 of 3 surgeons working that day. 2 of them do a keyhole procedure, one de-briding the damaged tissue (Shaving it away from the healthy stuff) and slackening off the tendon with a small incision; the second almost identical but using an ultrasonic probe to emulsify and aspirate the area to remove the damaged tissue (sounds delightful!)
The third seems to be a little more 'agricultural' and old-skool! 3-5" incision in area, followed by excision of the damaged tissue and a small incision in the tendon to slacken off the tension.
I'm hoping number 3 is on holiday that day, but to be honest, I'll take anything that solves the problem. The surgeon reckons that the prognosis is excellent, with a smart aftercare routine leading to 85% success rate (no re-occurrence within 4 years). Then again, they're hardly likely to tell me it's pointless!
Can't grumble really. I'd give a small piece of my right arm to get a decent night's sleep again!
For now, I'm off to France for a spell. For the first time, without my Banjer as (to be honest) I can't really play it at the moment! Should be interesting - what am I gonna do to scare the natives away now?
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