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Let's EAT!!!
04-19-2017, 01:11 AM
Post: #1041
RE: Let's EAT!!!
Kati, wondering how you're doing? I've been having a lot of wrist issues (in both wrists now vice just the right. Had x-rays and an MRI, been on anti-inflammatories, etc. etc. and wasn't helping. Although I did go see a hand specialist last week who thought that I was no longer suffering from DeQuervain's Tendonitis (which is good news), but more of a generalized wrist tendonitis. He's referred me to occupation therapy for the summer.

Anyway, I came across a website and thought of you. While I haven't ordered his e-book, I have been doing the ice baths and ice massages (haven't gotten to 4X a day since I'm never home) and I have to say, those have done more for the pain and discomfort than anything and everything I've tried over the last 18 months. So, if you're still having issues, maybe you could give it a try too. If that helps but doesn't completely alleviate the problem, you could consider the book. I'm assuming it would contain information about stretches and massages that might address some of the underlying causes of the inflammation. I'm still working on the ice, but think I probably do need more than that.

His main website is http://www.tendonitisexpert.com/, but the link for the information about ice is: http://www.tendonitisexpert.com/how-to-r...ation.html

Take a look, maybe something there that can help you.

I'm sending hugs your way as well. I was just thinking that at the end of June, we'll arrive at the 5 year anniversary of my mom's passing. In one sense, it's hard to believe it's been that long and in another, seems like it was just yesterday. But, it sounds like you are adjusting a little bit every day and taking care of yourself, which is good.
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04-22-2017, 06:05 PM
Post: #1042
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Thanks for checking in with me. I am up and down. Somedays it feels surreal and others days it is so utterly devastatingly and painfully real. The past two weeks I've been drowning in work. Fiona, I wish music brought me some solace. It doesn't really, though it is a distraction sometimes, which is good. With all the distraction the past two weeks, the depression had subsided and I could function more. The last two days I've been very teary and sad but able to function...I guess I will take the good as it comes.

Hannah, thanks for the extra information. I'm gradually trying to build up my playing times but I'm either so busy or so unable to function that it's sporadic at best. I think that I'm in the same place that you are. My doc gave me a lot of strength exercises for my thumb and wrist and it's made a huge difference in the severity of the pain. Now it tends to be a general ache and I can function with everyday tasks without pain now thankfully. But, the De Quervain's itself seems to be gone. I'm glad yours is better too!!! Now don't overdo it with too much playing!!!
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04-22-2017, 10:15 PM
Post: #1043
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I am sure it is going to be tough and emotional for some time yet. So keep on taking care of yourself and taking it easy on yourself (allowing yourself to grieve and feel as much as you need to) as well as pushing yourself just a little when it feels right. Such a balancing act!! ... It sounds like work is a bit of a mixed bag for you at the moment too. Do you accompany soloists? Some of them are so lovely and kind but some can be such divas and hard work to be with - hope you don't have too many of those - that wouldn't help. It is good to hear from you :-)
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04-24-2017, 07:56 AM
Post: #1044
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Kati, the surreal feeling is something that comes and go. Days when it feels like you are living in an alternate universe, or in a Twilight Zone episode. For me the best way to handle is to move forward, slowly but surely. We tend to avoid grief and pain and that only makes the process take longer. Ugh, such a hard thing to find balance. ((((((((HUGS)))))))))

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Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Post: #1045
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Fiona...all my work is in teaching. I teach piano, voice, theory, flute, clarinet, trumpet, baritone...at the moment. It fluctuates based on student need. The majority of my students are children learning piano. All of my students' families have been so incredibly supportive and kind during this time. I'm very blessed to have such incredible clients.

Tereza, you nailed it. Finding that balance is hard some days but overall I'm doing ok. I tend to have a sad moment every day. Lots of crying a few days a week. Usually once or twice in a couple weeks, I will be completely overwhelmed. It has been nice to be able to function more though my focus is not great and I tend to forget things or move about from task to task. It's still a positive in my book - I'm actually accomplishing something (or parts of something!)

Hannah, you will understand my frustration when I say I hurt my hand again this week playing. Fiona,do you have tendonitis issues? I wasn't even overplaying. I just felt something pull and I immediately stopped playing. I've been icing it every since. Very stiff and sore. Sigh. 3 steps forward, 2 steps back.

Working out is going well. I had to back off on my squat load because my knee was bothering me. I'll stay where I am until it feels stable again. My food intake is decent. Lots of protein which means not much desire to eat a whole lot. It really keeps me full and I have to remind myself to eat. For instance, I had breakfast (eggs, beans, and meatloaf - don't ask.) and it's lunchtime but I have no interest. Maybe in an hour or two. Lunch is planned! Egg drop soup with added chicken breast or pork. CHOCK full of protein!!! Oh so yummy!
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Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Post: #1046
RE: Let's EAT!!!
I do mainly teaching also and I thought you were the same but I think when you mentioned the rehearsals and I saw a photo of you at the piano accompanying it confused me. Sorry.

That is great your students and their families are so understanding.

I haven't had tendonitis issues but for the last few months the area around the base of my thumb has been playing up. I have put it down to learning a few piano pieces which have a lot of big stretches in the LH - more than I have done in the past. So I don't know if that is tendonitis. It is the first time I have had anything like that though. How do you hurt your hand - is it something specific that you know you do or is it a random thing and a mystery as to how it happens?

Your menu sounds great :-)
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