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I knew I wouldn't be able to play my guitar for a few days because of the pain, but I thought my ukuele would be ok. But again, I overdid it just a bit and am still having a lot of wrist/hand/finger ice pick pain. Icing again tonight on and off. I did have carpal tunnel surgery on my right wrist in 2008 and that one still gives me problems with swelling. However, it's definitely the left, fretting hand that has the more severe pain.

I am going to completely take a break from playing for at least the rest of the week, both instruments. Santa has been bringing me lots of good lesson and music theory books so it's a good time to dive into those....

“Often, what seems like an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in.” Robert Brault, American Operatic Tenor