Post hernia op

Bertotti

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Jul 20, 2017
10,176
South Dakota
A day over two weeks ago I got the umbilical hernia op. I put it off for many many months longer than I’m even fully aware of. I look back on things and think unknowingly to me this probably started small a couple years ago. I only identified it as a hernia earlier this year and only because I had a knot that I pushed back in and realized it was probably intestine or some such thing.

So as it turned out it was it got more routine to almost constantly daily to be shoving what shouldn’t need shoved back in.
I was gaining a lot of weight, always felt bloated and ravenously hungry at the same time, literally there were days were I consumed some 10l plus in calories! I have added it up. So topped out at 207, I‘m just shy of 5’8” so obese. Anywho back hurt all the time knees hurt all the time And the doctors told me an umbilical hernia wouldn’t cause that.

I can honestly attest it does but as I see it I Directly and indirectly. Tue bloating and constant hunger directly related as I see it. Why I am not sure but my guts just didn’t like being pinched and manipulated 15 times an hour.

Knee and back pain on the other hand indirectly. I explained to my surgeon as I see it I couldn’t or wouldn’t exercise anymore for quite awhile because it was just uncomfortable on my insides. Surrounding muscle got weaker back started hurting more and as my weight went up my knees hurt more. So much so I posted a new waking stick thread here because I needed help getting up down and my knee would just buckle out of the blue.

Since the fix I am it constantly hungry my sweet tooth is going away as I fight it off, my back isn’t nearly as sore and my knees are not hurting. Today over the last two weeks I have gone from pre op 207 to today 193.9.

it you have put off this repair consider how your life has changed what other ailments you may have and get it fixed! I am excessively happy it worked out so well. Now if I could just turn back the clock fifteen years I could more railway get back in shape! All I’m allowed for a couple more weeks are my deep squats with no weight. And it is actually helping a lot!

Good luck get it fixed!
 

Bertotti

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Jul 20, 2017
10,176
South Dakota
Was doing well until I picked up an electric guitar a bit ago. In all honesty, it has been months since I played an electric. I always just grab my Martin. Now my side is a bit sore and my wrist is very fatigued. Bar chords have always been my bain and Strat necks are getting too thin. I have thought about selling my Aerodyne but today It was my 60th-anniversary MIM Strat that was causing issues. I need to practice with them more and now I want to play around again but can't remember any song all the way through. I have focused a lot on Mandolin over the last few years so that doesn't surprise me but it does surprise me how much dexterity I have lost and general knowledge. I couldn't even remember to roots of the bar chords or all my major minor and event chords! Accuracy has gone out the door also!

I had to grab my mandolin just to remind myself I am not a complete idiot. I never learned much about guitar but today it feels like I am completely new at it.
 

Bertotti

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Jul 20, 2017
10,176
South Dakota
That sounds a bit like the situation I was in when I had no band.
I lost a lot of skill and selfconfidence.
Get a band, Bertotti.
I can't even make full-time friends here. I travel way too much! My neighbors are good friends so I chat with them a bit on weekends. My other neighbor is starting guitar so we might be able to do something on a weekend. He had his hand ripped off when he was four. So it is pretty mangled yet he is trying to learn. He got caught up in a darn PTO. He is in his 60's now so good on him for trying to learn! What I need is for one of you whiz-bang players to leave where you're at come out here and teach me! I'll learn guitar and I can teach you how to shoot! It's a Jarhead thing. Most of my neighbors are military types either in or raised by. Pretty safe area of the country to be. You just have to learn to like the cold! It's easy! Really! @Synchro you should give up on Co and move here. I keep telling @hcsterg to move her as well, he is so good with his amp and pedal electronics! Neither really gives it any thought! so @loudnlousy how bout it want to move here and learn how to become a good South Dakotan! hahaha I'll never stop trying, someday someone will move here!
 

MrWookiee

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Jun 17, 2020
1,639
SoCal, USA
If it weren't for the mandatory snow I might consider moving there. I was taught as a kid to shoot by a jarhead (Dad) and then taught my future (now current) jarhead son how to shoot. Being a Marine skipped my generation (medical) to my great shame and consternation at the time. Semper Fi!
 

Bertotti

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Jul 20, 2017
10,176
South Dakota
My neighbor had a house added to his for his mother in law. She passed so now his sister and her husband, Jarhead, live there, and the guy behind me learning to play was taught by his dad, Korean War Jarhead, how to shoot. My gas passer for my hernia op is friends with him and they shoot out here all the time! Now I just need some musicians around me! I love snow once you learn how to deal with it it’s great! Just saying! As a Mr. Wookiee it shouldn’t bother you anyway right! Lots of fur.
 

loudnlousy

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Oct 18, 2015
12,723
Germany
so @loudnlousy how bout it want to move here and learn how to become a good South Dakotan! hahaha I'll never stop trying, someday someone will move here!
Naaaa....that would be too cold for me.
Honestly I am seriously considering to move to Portugal when in retirement.
One reason not to move is that I know a lot of people to make music with over here and I fear that it will be hard to find new friends there to make my kind of music with.
 

Synchro

The artist formerly known as: Synchro
Staff member
Jun 2, 2008
26,707
Tucson
A day over two weeks ago I got the umbilical hernia op. I put it off for many many months longer than I’m even fully aware of. I look back on things and think unknowingly to me this probably started small a couple years ago. I only identified it as a hernia earlier this year and only because I had a knot that I pushed back in and realized it was probably intestine or some such thing.

So as it turned out it was it got more routine to almost constantly daily to be shoving what shouldn’t need shoved back in.
I was gaining a lot of weight, always felt bloated and ravenously hungry at the same time, literally there were days were I consumed some 10l plus in calories! I have added it up. So topped out at 207, I‘m just shy of 5’8” so obese. Anywho back hurt all the time knees hurt all the time And the doctors told me an umbilical hernia wouldn’t cause that.

I can honestly attest it does but as I see it I Directly and indirectly. Tue bloating and constant hunger directly related as I see it. Why I am not sure but my guts just didn’t like being pinched and manipulated 15 times an hour.

Knee and back pain on the other hand indirectly. I explained to my surgeon as I see it I couldn’t or wouldn’t exercise anymore for quite awhile because it was just uncomfortable on my insides. Surrounding muscle got weaker back started hurting more and as my weight went up my knees hurt more. So much so I posted a new waking stick thread here because I needed help getting up down and my knee would just buckle out of the blue.

Since the fix I am it constantly hungry my sweet tooth is going away as I fight it off, my back isn’t nearly as sore and my knees are not hurting. Today over the last two weeks I have gone from pre op 207 to today 193.9.

it you have put off this repair consider how your life has changed what other ailments you may have and get it fixed! I am excessively happy it worked out so well. Now if I could just turn back the clock fifteen years I could more railway get back in shape! All I’m allowed for a couple more weeks are my deep squats with no weight. And it is actually helping a lot!

Good luck get it fixed!
First off, congrats on getting that fixed. My cousin appears to have an inguinal hernia, and he has a lot of pain to go with it, but it's been like pulling teeth for him to get the interest of the medical community. Partly at my insistence, he is finally seeing a specialist, in September. In his case, there are times when he can barely stand to walk.
Was doing well until I picked up an electric guitar a bit ago. In all honesty, it has been months since I played an electric. I always just grab my Martin. Now my side is a bit sore and my wrist is very fatigued. Bar chords have always been my bain and Strat necks are getting too thin. I have thought about selling my Aerodyne but today It was my 60th-anniversary MIM Strat that was causing issues. I need to practice with them more and now I want to play around again but can't remember any song all the way through. I have focused a lot on Mandolin over the last few years so that doesn't surprise me but it does surprise me how much dexterity I have lost and general knowledge. I couldn't even remember to roots of the bar chords or all my major minor and event chords! Accuracy has gone out the door also!

I had to grab my mandolin just to remind myself I am not a complete idiot. I never learned much about guitar but today it feels like I am completely new at it.
Bar chords are a matter of hand placement. Actually, I rarely use a grand barre these days.For a Major chord, rooted on the 6th string, I would be more likely to do this:

3 5 x 2 1 1 (G Maj)

It is essential to mute the 4th string, but not having that note one octave above the root, makes the chord a lot less muddy, and the triad would voice as a tenth, which is a full and powerful sound, but not overwhelming.

For a minor, I might try something like this:

5 x 2 5 5 5, (A min) with my 4th finger covering the top three strings.

For chords rooted on the 5th string I might do this:

x35x5 (C Maj) or x35x4x (C min)

If I wanted the top string to sound, I'd do this:

x 3 x x 5 1 (C Maj) or x 3 5 x x 4 3 (C min) using my 1st finger on the 5th string, my 3rd finger on the second string and my 2nd finger on the first string. This would be hard to play, if you wanted to mute the 3rd and 4th strings, but is viable in fingerstyle.

Seriously, you need that Johnny Smith book.

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I can't even make full-time friends here. I travel way too much! My neighbors are good friends so I chat with them a bit on weekends. My other neighbor is starting guitar so we might be able to do something on a weekend. He had his hand ripped off when he was four. So it is pretty mangled yet he is trying to learn. He got caught up in a darn PTO. He is in his 60's now so good on him for trying to learn! What I need is for one of you whiz-bang players to leave where you're at come out here and teach me! I'll learn guitar and I can teach you how to shoot! It's a Jarhead thing. Most of my neighbors are military types either in or raised by. Pretty safe area of the country to be. You just have to learn to like the cold! It's easy! Really! @Synchro you should give up on Co and move here. I keep telling @hcsterg to move her as well, he is so good with his amp and pedal electronics! Neither really gives it any thought! so @loudnlousy how bout it want to move here and learn how to become a good South Dakotan! hahaha I'll never stop trying, someday someone will move here!
That's the grief of it all. Jobs take up our time, and it's hard to have any sort of reasonable social life.

I have thought of South Dakota, specifically Rapid City, although southern Utah sort of appeals to me, as well. I don't enjoy humidity.
 

Bertotti

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Jul 20, 2017
10,176
South Dakota
Glad it worked out for you.
My surgeon had a big grin the whole time we had our follow up. I have a heck of a time not doing. I had help at the manufacturing facility this week and still I’m a bit sore. I really don’t want to do’s anything to teinjist it or cause that mesh to mess up somehow. The incision is healed over though on the outside. I have no idea how long it takes in the inside but he told me at a month I should be healed up enough to start on exercisong again lightly and work back into gradually. I’m a couple days over two weeks. I’m doing as little as possible Currently!
 

Synchro

The artist formerly known as: Synchro
Staff member
Jun 2, 2008
26,707
Tucson
My surgeon had a big grin the whole time we had our follow up. I have a heck of a time not doing. I had help at the manufacturing facility this week and still I’m a bit sore. I really don’t want to do’s anything to teinjist it or cause that mesh to mess up somehow. The incision is healed over though on the outside. I have no idea how long it takes in the inside but he told me at a month I should be healed up enough to start on exercisong again lightly and work back into gradually. I’m a couple days over two weeks. I’m doing as little as possible Currently!
Start your rehab by playing scales. :)
 

Bertotti

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Jul 20, 2017
10,176
South Dakota
I had to drive to St Cloud Mn thursday to help a dealer replace a Linear actuator now it is single phase 120v instead of three phase and a brushless motor. I don’t think anyone really checked on the instructions they wrote, may have been good for Tue one machine they looked at but it cost me about four extra hours of chasing wires. They had a guy to help me but I still crawled around a bit to much and since no one else there is an electrician I did all the wiring in the cabinet so from kneeling to standing a lot. I told my boss I was taking vacation this week only this time I’m shutting my phone off! It isn’t vaca of I’m taking deals er calls all day! Should have plenty of time to practice with my light acoustics. I’m a bit hesitant to grab an electric yet it was oddly uncomfortable to hold while sitting. Hmm I could try standing.

@Synchro that Guitar Grimoire book is nothing but scales. Major minor etc to some of the most esoteric ones I have never heard of and their related modes and more that I just don’t know enough to understand stand! But I will by the end of the week. I am Very determined currently. I actually could read music at one time still a bit but only on the treble clef. It will come!
 

Synchro

The artist formerly known as: Synchro
Staff member
Jun 2, 2008
26,707
Tucson
@Synchro that Guitar Grimoire book is nothing but scales. Major minor etc to some of the most esoteric ones I have never heard of and their related modes and more that I just don’t know enough to understand stand! But I will by the end of the week. I am Very determined currently. I actually could read music at one time still a bit but only on the treble clef. It will come!
The bass clef is simply a downward extension of the treble clef, with Middle C between them. Guitar music is frequently notated one octave above actual pitch. While I fully understand that the motive of this is to make things more simple, but it has caused a lot of confusion. The guitar, in standard tuning, has a range from one ledger line below the bottom of the bass clef, to 2 or 3 ledger lines above the top of the treble clef.

One thing I like about the Smith approach is that it starts with three “types” of both chords and scales, corresponding to the first position C Maj chord ( Type 1), the A major chord, played at the second fret with open 5th and 1st strings (Type 2) and the open position E Maj (Type 3). All of these are repeated as movable forms, in all 12 keys, and in 12 harmonic minors. The scales that superimpose over these chords are moveable but occasionally, will employ open strings, which is excellent practice, and has saved my bacon on many occasions.

Combining that, with the triad inversions and the chord inversions that appear later in the book, helps to organize the neck, and learning to apply other scale forms, in between these basic 3 forms, becomes easy.
 


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