Between May 2019 and December 2019 a skilled sports surgeon repaired my right carpal tunnel, then rebuilt the base of my arthritis-damaged right thumb using a piece of tendon from my right arm, and did a "trigger" release on that same thumb.
I graduated from physical therapy -- and all required splints and restraints -- in May 2020, a week before I administered final exams to the last set of university math students I will ever teach. I'm not sure whether I retired or I was laid off, but here we are; contract ended and not to be renewed.
All of these physiological problems were evident when I first picked up my banjo in June 2013, but I tried to fight my way around and through them. Now that I've been rebuilt and refurbished, my banjo efforts are slowly picking up speed. I can play about fifteen minutes at a stretch now; pick out tunes pretty accurately by ear; and it's just plain wonderful...
...to pick up my banjo and bless the end of the day with a bit of homemade music.
Saturday, July 4, 2020 @1:34:33 AM
Good luck on your banjo future.
Hugh Walter Jennings Says:
Thursday, July 16, 2020 @8:26:31 PM
Hi Emily, here's wishing you the best health in retirement and happy times with your music !
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