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Disaster struck!
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Author:  Susan [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:44 pm ]
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I broke my finger while out for a run :( It is quite a challange playing the recorder now.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:13 pm ]
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Oh no, Susan! How long til you can play again?

Author:  jimwasson [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:01 pm ]
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Sorry for your injury; that rules out C and C# (on the soprano.) (Adrian has likely already mentioned that you don't need your right little finger pad to play the whistle.) I pray that you heal quickly!

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:28 pm ]
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Susan, that's gotta hurt. :( Sarah says tell you she's saying a special prayer for you tonight.

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:37 pm ]
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I almost missed something here. Susan, are you a runner?

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:17 pm ]
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Sorry for the injury .. hope it heals quickly. Am thinking that a woman with such an injury shouldn't be' cleaning or cooking ... and that Adrian should step up and fill the void! :laughing:

Author:  Judy K [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:53 pm ]
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Ouch! You have my sympathy and prayers, Susan!

.... I always suspected running was dangerous and to be avoided .....

;)

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:29 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
I almost missed something here. Susan, are you a runner?


Susan has been a runner since we met in 1982. She is not a marathon runner and 20 miles has been about her maximum although an hour is enough now as she had a few injuries. She is also a keen swimmer and although she is not fast she is quite comfortable swimming up to two miles. We won't even start on how long she can play the recorder without a break!!! :shock:

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:33 am ]
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jimwasson wrote:
Sorry for your injury; that rules out C and C# (on the soprano.) (Adrian has likely already mentioned that you don't need your right little finger pad to play the whistle.) I pray that you heal quickly!


I tried to get her playing the whistle but she soon gave up as she can play in every key on the alto recorder other than F and F# without needing her pinkie. She spent an hour or so yesterday transposing all her F tunes up to G so she can still play them!

Author:  jrc [ Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:08 am ]
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That stinks.

How long is that monstrosity gonna be there? Maybe a smaller splint would accomodate playing?

Sorry for your pain - both physically and musically.

jrc

Author:  Susan [ Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:58 am ]
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Thank you for all your replies about my finger. I hurt it a month ago when I tripped while out running and landed heavily on the finger. I did nothing for a month but as it was still swollen and sore I decided to get a splint.

As Adrian explained I can play down to G and can also manage low Bb, but not low F and F sharp. However, in cold weather the finger aches so I don't play so much in the early mornings in the wood in the village where I do research. The tenor recorder is also harder to play now when using my right hand.

This is the smallest splint I was shown in the medical supplies shop although they had another one I didn't see for €38! I shouldn't really use my little finger too much in playing anyway as it does hurt a bit.

Thank you for all those who said they were praying.

On a positive note I've found out about another aspect of folk Islam and healing, which involves going to see a mother of twins. She steps on the part that needs healing three times (gently I'm told!) and prays.

Author:  Susan [ Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:22 am ]
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jrc wrote:
That stinks.

How long is that monstrosity gonna be there?

jrc


I'm not sure how long I'll wear the splint - until the swelling goes down. I read on the internet that you normally wear a splint for a broken finger for a month, but I didn't wear one straight away so I don't know how long.

Author:  Kathy [ Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:29 am ]
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Susan,

I'm so sorry to see your poor finger looking like that. :( I will pray that it heals quickly.

Kathy

Author:  Susan [ Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:04 pm ]
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Thank you everyone for your prayers and concern.

Author:  Ken [ Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:21 pm ]
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Susan wrote:
I broke my finger while out for a run :( It is quite a challange playing the recorder now.


I've always thought it was dangerous to run and play recorder at the same time. Now I have proof! :lol: Seriously, though, I hope it gets better soon. And hey, if you were here, I'd step gently on your finger and pray for it (I happen to look somewhat like a pregnant mother of twins ... perhaps I should take up running ... but without the recorder. :mrgreen: )

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