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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000192.txt from 2008/05

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Subj: Re: [kl] Tumors, hernia and the future of clarinet playing
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 22:30:05 -0400

I've gone through much worse operations, including tumor removals and multiple hernias. Just keep playing, seriously, after about a 6 week recovery period. Just don't lift anything heavy, ever again.
Verify with your doctors, but playing clarinet doesn't cause hernias or tumors. I went back to practicing about three weeks after my last hernia repair, and have been gigging continuously since the 12 week mark. I got my advice from my doctor; get yours from your doctor also.
---- Gary Truesdail <> wrote:
> I just had one walnut sized and several smaller tumors removed from my
> bladder and found out I have a hernia in the lower abdominal area over the
> pubic bone that will have to be fixed. Knowing there are several medical
> people on this list I ask is this going to be the end of my clarinet
> playing?
> Has anyone else gone through this problem?
> Gary Truesdail
> ------------------------------------------------------------------


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