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Latest on my arm

Posted by JohnB. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Well It's been 6 days since I was out of my fracture cast and back to work. It's kinda of nice since I was climbing the walls but as always it's WORK. When I first came out of the cast my arm would move much since it was immobilized for 6 weeks. After a few days I was able to reach to the 8th and 9th frets on the neck, then a couple of days later I was able to reach the 3rd and 4th frets. Today I pick up the banjo to see if my reach has improved and I was able to reach the 1st and 2nd frets. Man did that make me happy, so I thought to myself  maybe I could play an easy song. So after tuning the banjer I tried my hand at Mountain Dew and it didn't sound half bad. Though after playing for about five minutes my arm was throbbing, I was happy to finally play again.


4 comments on “Latest on my arm”

Ks_5-picker Says:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @4:16:35 PM

Keep after it,sounds like you're gonna make it.

Banjov1 Says:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @4:16:29 AM

Great news John! I'm sure some PT and repeated exercises will have you back and playing in no time.

Karen Kruske Says:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @5:12:18 AM

Hmmm...therapy with a banjo. Love the sounds of that. Glad to hear you're making progress.

Mad4banjo Says:
Monday, October 10, 2011 @7:29:51 PM

I had major surgery on my right shoulder a year ago and my picking arm was in a big, bulky sling for 6 weeks. Even had to sleep with the thing on. I was going quietly crazy (well, maybe not so quietly :o)) when I discovered I could set my wonderful little Tranjo on my lap and could pick!!! Yay, Sam Farris for making this wonderful, amazing little weighs-nothing banjo that plays just like a regular one but not as loud - and saved my sanity! Pickin' is great rehab!

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