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Old 10-03-2018, 08:04 PM   #861
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Ian, Marty (Pack Mule) plays the spoons. Alas, I can no longer sing. What voice control I had is now gone. and my voice cracks. With carpel tunnel syndrome in both wrists I can no longer play my baritone uke. I'm afraid that I am out of the music business. It was fun while it lasted.
I hear you, Don. I have pain in the base of my thumb on my fretting hand that makes me wonder how much longer. They can do some amazing things for carpel now; have you consulted any hand experts? One thing we can both still do . . . enjoy music!

BTW, we just docked at Paducah after a 94-mile run on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The rivers are very high and the currents were amazing—3.5 hours to go 48 miles down the Mississippi; 7.5 hours to go 46 miles up the Ohio. Long day dodging logs, trees, barges and anything else that floats.

Here are two songs that reflect the mood on both legs of our trip:



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Ian, I had surgery on my left wrist at the Hays Hand Institute. No joy with that. They now think the main problem is coming from a bulging disc (stenosis) between vertebrae 5 & 6. So my fingers are not getting the commands my brain is sending.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:51 PM   #863
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Ian and Don, sorry to hear of hand issues,especially if it inhibits music pursuits. Lacking talent, I just listen to other people`s music,but enjoy it immensely. Just ordered a Mario Biondi CD found on Ebay. He even puts out Christmas albums, no, not what I bought.
Don, sounds like you`ve already had a CT or MRI to identify stenosis,which fading memory says is more narrowing of the spinal canal than bulging disc and may be amenable to removing bony intrusion . An EMG may determine the speed/quality signals passing to your fingers. Strange test,had one done on a leg..very odd. Ah, the joys of advancing years. Considered physiotherapy/targeted exercises as a possible solution? Worked wonders for my knee.
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I'm more of a modern girl and like the more moderna Music. At the moment Calum Scott "you are the reason" is a favorite.
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I'm more of a modern girl and like the more moderna Music. At the moment Calum Scott "you are the reason" is a favorite.
This is especially for you, Zarih. I can see why you like it. A very sweet tenor voice, indeed.

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Bruce, if an EMG is the same as a nerve as a nerve connectivity test I have had that. Failed badly. That's when I finally got a diagnosis of carpel tunnel in both wrists and the stenosis. Of course, the test was confirming what the MRI had found. I had been wondering why I would want my fingers to do something, and they wouldn't. As they say, getting old is not for sissies.
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Don,probably the same test. Maybe it can`t distinguish between carpal tunnel nerve impingement and spinal impingement.Were they excluding carpal tunnel by doing one wrist, before considering the spinal area? Pretty sure that procedure is not for sissies either, but if you knew it would get your fingers following instructions again,maybe you would. Tough one.
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Bruce, the whole thing started from when I was walking or climbing hills my left arm would go numb. I thought it was probably my heart. An MRI was ordered of my upper vertebrae. That's when we learned of the pressure on the spinal chord. The surgeon then ordered the nerve connectivity test. That doctor diagnosed the carpal tunnel problem in both wrists. The back surgeon says he does not want to go into my spine because it could cause me even more problems. So, I had the carpal tunnel surgery done on my left wrist. No improvement on that. Nothing done after.
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Don,that`s really tough,I suppose you have to reluctantly accept advice that on balance risks outweigh prospects of a good result. Is the advice from a neurosurgeon?
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A spinal surgeon. I've decided to just enjoy listening to music. I wasn't that good anyway.
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This song by Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver may not be great music, but I think it contains a great message. It's true we can't always add more days to our lives. We can only add more life to our days. Keep on travelling. Yehaw!

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I'm posting this one because I think it is great music, and the video contains great scenery. Caution!!! ALL YOU GUYS WITH A HEART CONDITION CLOSE YOUR EYES AS YOU LISTEN. Here's Billy Ocean with Caribbean Queen.

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Here's a little follow up warning. Hall and Oates with Man Eater

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Here's Foreigner.

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Greetings,
Mr. M. I think it's cold shower time for you, buddy...


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Mr. M. I think it's cold shower time for you, buddy...


RT, it's the music. At least that's what I keep telling myself.
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