Badfinger

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  1. Bill Fetter

    Bill Fetter New Member

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    I'm 70 years old really starting to slow down. Many health problems these days.. Bad back, type 2 diabetes, worlds of pain. Well for the past two weeks or so, the fingers of my left hand have gone numb. What do you suggest... that I continue to play in or should I stop playing? I'm going to be with my pain specialist on the 14th so that would be a question for them.
     
  2. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Continue as long as you can.

    I'm 65.

    I have type 2 diabetis; high blood pressure; went through stage 3 colon cancer.......survived.......2 1/2 years later had stage 4 colon cancer.......survived.

    I have blood clots in both arms and my left leg.

    I'm still self employed.

    I drive 200+ miles a day.

    I gig at least 2x a week.

    Do what makes you happy.

    ******I'm driving my 41' motor home for some time off this weekend************
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member

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    Numb all the time or when you play?

    Is your guitar strap hitting a nerve where it sits on your left shoulder/neck area? My fingers go numb on me when the strap sits and pinches a nerve. I readjust where it sits and the numbness goes away.
     
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    Get yourself a hot 20 year old girlfriend! Everything will be fine!
     
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    Springfield Scooter Well-Known Member

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    I thought this thread was about the band Badfinger!

    Keep playing is my advice.
    Keep those fingers movin.
    Get well soon!
     
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    Try to keep playin'
    .008's perhaps ? Good enough for BB n Gibbons

    One of my favorite bands ...plagued by tragedy though,don't be like Badfinger
     
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    I am 59 when I was in my 20’s ,I used to get numbness in my left hand, and mostly at the worst possible times, I quit using the skinny straps and went to wide leather straps that helped that problem, but as others have suggested keep on playing :agreed::eddie:
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like cubital tunnel syndrome.

    https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/cubital-radial-tunnel-syndrome#1

    https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/disea...rapment-at-the-elbow-cubital-tunnel-syndrome/

    I had this issue.

    I had surgery many years ago for this.

     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    What do you suggest...

    Become a heroin addict, then you won't feel anything.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Funny you should say that.

    After whipping out my retirement nest egg to pay for cancer treatment (I have medical insurance and I had to pay what wasn't covered), I thought if I was an addict or a helpless drunk, I might have someone else foot the bill.

    I survived Stage 3 and Stage 4 colon cancer, I'm a Stage 2 diabetic, have blood clots in both arms and my left leg, had trans ulnar surgery years ago, had cataracts taken care of, recently had a T.I.A. and I'm still working doing 200 to 400 miles driving every day.

    I'm alive and I'm not a barnacle.
     
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  14. Mitchell Pearrow

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    I am a carpenter and I get aches and pains all the damm time, but what kills me the most is the drive home, typically a three hour affair when I pull up in my drive way I can barely walk for the first 3 minutes, kinda sucks getting old
     
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    Cannabis is what you should have.
    Maybe you should move to California, and start a band.
     
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    You do have cannabis, you do live in California, maybe you should start a new band ?
     
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    exactly I was gonna say about Badfinger, but then the mood became otherwise solemn.
    Maybe I should start a band?
     
  18. Mitchell Pearrow

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    I can’t find a bass player for the life of me, trust me on this, ampmad, I have been searching for a good amount of time (3years)and have come across 2, my grandson is sitting in on drums but we have yet to come across a decent bassist
     
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    And yes I do a little bit of the meds for insomnia :agreed:
     
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    But only when no one can catch me:cool:
     

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