Anyone have a forced break from playing?

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  1. pepedede

    pepedede Member

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    I moved back to the UK from Australia at the end of March, all my gear is currently being shipped back to me and won't arrive in the country until the end of May and then after customs and delivery probably won't be with me until the middle of June. I have thought about getting a cheap acoustic to tide me over but it seems a waste when mine are coming.

    Has anyone had to take a break from playing for a couple of months?

    I broke my right wrist five years ago and couldn't play for a couple of months. I'm thinking the time away from guitar might encourage me to really enjoy it again when I eventually get them.
     
  2. burns

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    I spent most of last summer in the hospital. Then I started relearning the songs I forgot because I had my brain, um "rewired". I'm still in the process of relearning, but I love playing. Besides it sure as hell beats the alternative! :aok
     
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  3. Nimbley

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    Yup, it was called marriage.
     
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    A long time ago I broke the middle finger on my fretting hand and it took forever to heal. I didn't play for close to a year and it took a really long time to get that finger working right again.

    I sold my guitar and amp because I didn't know if I was going to be able to play again or not.

    Turns out I could and I went and got new gear.
     
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  5. Cal Webway

    Cal Webway Member

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    Absolutely.

    It can help. Hope springs eternal from regrouping and starting over.

    I remember reading that after touring Paco de Lucia would take several months from playing

    (an aside, I broke both arms 8 yrs ago. Didn't think my fretting arm/hand would hv the palm up/palm down mobility again. Back 92%!! Was lucky)

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  6. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

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    It's amazing how much more I played after my divorce. :D
     
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    In high school I broke my left wrist and had a forearm to knuckles cast, and somehow that didn't stop me.

    I painted it Stars and Stripes like Easy Riders helmet
     
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    Yeah, when kids were young, and after both shoulder surgeries.
     
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    Not yet but probably getting my spine worked on very soon, already freaking out about the possibility of not being able to play or even work on my guitars for an unknown amount of time, but I will most probably spend my time here on the forum!
     
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