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    Default As luck would have it.

    Been bummed for the past year or so because my playing has suffered due to a stroke awhile back. Didn't stop me, I play anyway even tho not very well now. Now today got my hand caught in a chain and broke it in two places. Now more bummed. Jeesh, what's next? <rolling eyes>
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    I'm so very sorry to hear this!

    I hope you have a speedy recovery. I'm sure you'll bounce back in no time.
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    A chain on a uke? What kind of steampunk contraption are you playing?

    Seriously, get well soon!
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    Oh no! Which hand was it? Were you in some kind of freak logging accident or what in the world were you doing? I hope you make a complete recovery and can get back to playing in just a few weeks.
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I can sort of relate, as I've had some health stuff happening to me lately. Sounds like you have the correct attitude though. Hang in there!
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    Sorry to hear about your travails Tony. I hope the break isn't too bad. Remember, Tough times don't last, tough people do.

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    Sorry about your injury. Tony, if can't play for a while, you'll just have to hang out here more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_J View Post
    Sorry about your injury. Tony, if can't play for a while, you'll just have to hang out here more often.
    For sure! Have missed you around these parts, Tony.

    Some years ago I severed some tendons in my left hand putting a can lid back in the can for recycling. I had surgery, wore a cast for weeks, went thru therapy... it was hell not being able to play anything for a couple months, but I was determined to come back.

    The therapist said her best patients were musicians, because they were the most determined to regain the use of the injured hand.

    The surgeon said I wouldn't be 100% again. I still can't extend my LH pinky finger all the way. I've lost ~1/4" in reach. He put that at 90% and called it remarkable. But I am so grateful that I can play at all.

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!
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    Thanks ya'll. To be honest, I haven't gone anywhere. I am here every day. I just don't post like I used to, but still have to hang around. . The hand will heal. Just bums me out to have to just look at my uke for now.. . Being the optimist I have always been, know I am blessed because it could have been much worse. I could have just as easy have lost a hand. Using winches and such on 4x4's for several decades, just was way too careless. Sometimes we need a reminder to let ya know it doesn't matter how experienced you are with those sorts of things, you let your gaurd down, and you can get hurt, or hurt someone else. I had a chain connected to a winch on my truck winching on the son's truck. Was guiding the chain to slip into where it needed to, and the chain flipped around and caught my hand in the process and flipped me around with it. Hurt like hell, and to be honest, you only do something so stupid once.. lol.. The worse of it is I knew better to do what I had done. But, again, could have been much worse. I still have my hand, and all my fingers.. Thanks again for the well wishes.
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    Ohana SK-21 a.k.a. "Ku'u poki'i <Kapookie>"
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    Epiphone Les Paul Concert Uke "Lil' Lester"
    Harmony Banjo Uke a.k.a. "Bango"
    Gibson Les Paul a.k.a. "Hobo Ted"
    Epiphone Les Paul Studio a.k.a. "Barnabas"
    Epiphone Les Paul a.k.a. "Blaze"
    Gretsch Tenor Banjo a.k.a. "Jed"
    Supertone 406, 5 string Banjo a.k.a. "GrandPa Jones"
    Fernendes Telecaster "Suemeh"

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