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Discussion in 'Bands on the Run' started by Mansonienne, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    :eek::D
    We’re being hired to play a private birthday party. We’ve asked for a token fee, as a matter of principle.
    It’s not until Easter weekend, but that gives us time to expand and polish our setlist - we’re thinking a chill, acoustic-based set for dinner then a more rock-pop set for afters...
    Very exciting!:)
    Now I just need to kick this tendonitis....
     
  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 27, 2018
    North Central NC
    Congratulations! I'd love to be in a band that's good enough to do that.

    Tendonitis? How bad is it, and how did you get it? That can take quite a while to heal, at least when I've had it (not around my hands). Heal quickly!
     
  3. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    somewhere
  4. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    That is awesome news! Way to go Andrea! Happy for you :)
     
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  5. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Well, “good enough” is a rather slippery concept, isn’t it?:) I think we can manage to entertain them for a couple of hours, assuming they don’t have high expectations...:p
    I got a cortisone injection in my wrist and it was so much better for a week or two, but it’s flared up again this week. Bearable, but annoying. I am going to have to pace myself...:(
     
  6. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Thanks, Joel. Whoever would have thought, eh???
     
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  7. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    It doesn't come as a surprise, we know how hard you've been working and your huge progress during this time.:thumb:

    Any name decided for the band?
     
  8. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    I am proud for you !
     
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  9. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Our name is Why Not? - there a few bands in the US called that, so in the unlikely event it’s ever necessary, we can add (Paris).
     
  10. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    Wow, that's great!! That's a big milestone. Good for you asking for a token fee out of general principle.

    All of your hard work is starting to pay off.

    I'm wondering about the name of the band too :).

    Hope the tendonitis gets under control.
     
  11. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    pourquoi pas ? I like it :)
     
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  12. 2GoneDE

    2GoneDE Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    45
    71
    Mar 8, 2017
    Las Vegas
    Good luck man. I just got over tendonitis 95% by using some unconventional methods. I did a ton of research and picked the brains of therapist at work.
    Mine was forearm (almost tennis elbow)...and bad.
    My treatment
    1. I would wear a basketball wrist band just between my bicep and elbow 24/7.
    2. Ibuprofen before I played
    3. Stretch before playing
    4. Flossing <--- this looks insane...but works. I guess it clears all the inflammation factors.?...but it absolutley worked for me.


    5 months...you can do it!
     
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  13. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    Kinda feels....validating...

    doesn't it?!?
     
  14. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    I had some pretty bad tendonitis in my knee. It would wake me up the middle of the night it was so bad!! 24/7 I wore a knee strap like you'll see some gymnasts wear. It provided relief and after a few months it went away.

    If there are any braces you can wear when you aren't playing that can help, I would do so.
     
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  15. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Thanks for the tips!
     
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  16. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    I have one I wear when I sleep but since it immobilizes my thumb I couldn’t really play with it...
     
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  17. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    It does!
     
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  18. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    I know you've a comprehensive understanding of medicine, but I'm compelled to ask...are you certain it's tendonitis?

    The motivation for asking comes from a similar experience...and not the vitamin D "OD" that I mentioned some time ago...

    Stenosing tenosynovitis...aka, 'Trigger Thumb'. Hurts like hell and has all the traits of tendonitis...except it doesn't go away without intervention. Sometimes steroidal and sometimes, as in my case, surgical.

    Let me add, the surgery was relatively minor and the recovery period was quite short.
     
  19. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    I admit, rather shamefully, that I did not press the orthopedic surgeon for a specific diagnosis, although the GP thought it was De Quervain’s. The surgeon said if the steroid injection + brace doesn’t work, surgery would be the next option. Apparently there is a strong hormonal/age component....grrr...
     
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  20. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 16, 2011
    France
    That is brilliant! Sounds perfect, and you did the right thing asking for a fee. Something to look forward to!
     
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