hello, group,

        at 54 years old i broke my first bone last week, my right arm. i am a full time working player and am looking at the next 4 to 6 weeks with a cast. i think i remember a post i read here not too long ago about someone in the same situation and they just practiced with their left hand ? anyway that's the most positive thing i can think of to do and i would love to hear from any of you who have been in this situation and how you approached it and your results, also when you got the cast off how long it took to get your arm back to playing and what problems you had and how you overcame them, if you did !!.  my cast is from my right hand to almost my shoulder and they set it so my arm is bent in half. it is already amazing to me that after being right handed all my life that i am able to start using my left hand to do things, eating, shaving etc. that although very wobbly at first, i am finding each day easier and have a sense of using my left hand that i have never had before!!

                                                          thanks and best regards

                                                                                              paul

ps    the doctor knew that  playing piano is what i do and after he set my cast i was able to use the old line, doctor will i ever be able to play the piano again, he and the nurse filled in the punch line and really had a good laugh because i was the first person he had ever had that played pro before !!!!
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after my first knee replacement in 1995 i asked my dr. if i would be able to play the piano after my recovery .he replied 'i dont see why not' and i said " thats great i could never play before" badaboom ching!
i fractured my right wrist back in '95 and pulled this joke with my doc too.  his p.a. was on to me though, and she derailed it.
hello jmkarns,

   how is your wrist now, and did it take you long to get it back to playing level ???

                thanks   paul
a titanium plate with screws was placed surgically, and i am happy to say i am playing better than ever.  
i sometimes experience numbness in my finger tips, but it never lasts for long.  i would recommend finger exercises, and that is actually standard physical therapy for this type of injury.
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