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Abit about me

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 3:08 am
by grzz51
Hi, I'm 54 y/o and have been playing since I was 17. I play all types of music but have loved blues since before I knew what it was. I play Strats mainly...have 2 of em... an Epiphone SG and a Tele. My amp is a Blonde Blues Deluxe. I've been rehabilitating a broken left wrist since Feb and it's slow going right now..... I live in Helena Arkansas right on the Mississippi River. I'd love to hear from anyone...especially if you are close enough to get together and play and swap stories.....

grzz51

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:05 am
by ricochet
Welcome, grzz!

I'm a bit far from you for jamming, in Bristol, Tennessee on the Virginia line at the northeastern tip of Tennessee.

I don't know how many of us on here are rehabbers from some kind of hand or arm injury, but it's a bunch! (I just about tore my right arm off a little over 2 years ago, myself.) Don't know if that's a blues thing, or just a fluke of the site. :)

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2002 12:39 am
by grzz51
Hi Ricochet, I appreciate the good thoughts... I sure need them... It's been dissappointing sometimes I can assure you, but I'm working as hard as I can.... The bar chords are something else though..... If it's a Blues thang.I guess I fit right in.

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 10:02 am
by grzz51
Thanks for the encouraging words jesse, I've been trying to do some simple bar chords and the pain is intense. I guess that will pass with time. I've been in rehab for about 6 weeks and the therapist gives me a good outlook on recovery.... maybe I'm to impatient....lol...

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 1:10 pm
by ricochet
Hang in there, bro. The most intense pain I've ever experienced was from stretching my shoulder in P.T. (And that while on heavy-duty narcotics, for a good while.) But it pays off if you stick to it. :7

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 11:47 pm
by grzz51
Hey Richocet, The only thing that comes to mind that was close to the pain was the kidney stone I had about 7 or 8 years ago. It took two shots of a wonderful drug called morphine to kill that pain..... I can understand how someone might get hooked on that stuff....

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:47 pm
by ricochet
Yep. If it hadn't've been for the narcs, I don't think I could've ever rehabbed back to the level of function I currently enjoy. Let me stretch further before being limited by the indescribable pain.

Haven't ever had a kidney stone. Hope I never do!

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 2:12 am
by grzz51
They say a kidney stone is the closest pain to having a baby a guy can experience. If that's so........my hat's off to all women......

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 2:17 am
by ricochet
I've been a family doc for almost 20 years. Whenever I find out a woman has had both kidney stones and babies, I ask her which hurt worse. Haven't yet had one tell me the baby hurt worse.

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 10:58 am
by badfinger
Won't add anything to the above - just keep on truckin' fellas!


Ric:
"I just about tore my right arm off a little over 2 years ago, myself." (from above).

I bet you had to pull really hard!:P




bf

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:16 pm
by ricochet
Actually bf, it was easy as falling off a Hog. :)

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 8:56 pm
by grzz51
Hi Blind Egg, I've thought about playing lap "ala Jeff Healey", but I want to get back to regular playing. I can do regular single note stuff pretty good....just having trouble playing off a bar chord. I broke my wrist on Feb 21st and have been in rehab for about 6weeks...The orthopedic Dr told me that it might take as long as a year till it gets back to normal or as normal as it'll ever be. I'm sure not gonna give up, I'll find a way no matter what!

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:01 pm
by ricochet
You may still be improving even longer than that, grzz.

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 10:50 am
by grzz51
[updated:LAST EDITED ON Jul-05-02 AT 06:53 AM (CST)]If I were only that good...... or rich.......lol :7

RE: Abit about me

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:33 pm
by ricochet
Or both! :7

(Similarly situated, I think I could take the heat of being accused of "selling out.") ;)