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ColdBricks
04-15-2011, 09:33 AM
Hi! My surgery is April 27th for kyphosis. I am 23 years old. Dr Boachie said I could return to my guitar and drums as soon as im home assuming I am sitting down in the beginning. I am not planning on overdoing it at first but I would like to know if anyone plays an instrument and had a fusion. What are your stories? Thanks

titaniumed
04-16-2011, 10:28 AM
With drums, I have experienced some foot pedal “balance problems”....I just don’t have the control like I did when I was younger. I attribute this to being fused to the pelvis. I pretty much have to keep my heel in the down position which really changes things...

Even though I could probably walk on a tightrope, the balance that drummers need on a stool while shifting from heel to toe on both feet and maintaining upper body balance is critical in technical drumming....

How many drummers get fused to the pelvis? Not too many....but my 2 cents for maybe the 1 other (pelvis fused) drummer that might be on the planet.

Adaptability is needed in our recoveries. This is just a small example of that and really a small thing when you think about it. Being pain free is the goal.

Best wishes in your surgery.
Ed

Pooka1
04-16-2011, 11:06 AM
Will you be fused to the pelvis? If not I doubt you will run into the issues Ti Ed mentioned.

My one kid plays guitar daily and the other plays drums daily. They are both fused T4-L1. There are no issues whatsoever.

Elisa
04-16-2011, 11:10 AM
The OP is having surgery for "Scheuermann's Disease" so I doubt there will be any fusion in the pelvic area.

Coldbricks, did you get your surgery date changed from April 19th. to April 27th. or am I mixing you up with someone else?

Doodles
04-16-2011, 01:10 PM
Coldbricks--Good luck with the surgery!
Ed--a drummer too! How many lives does this guy have?? Janet

titaniumed
04-16-2011, 11:38 PM
Janet

How many lives? LOL How did you know that some drummers disappear from spontaneous combustion?

Ed

ColdBricks
04-18-2011, 08:09 AM
Hi guys. Thanks for the info. I am being fused down to L2 I believe. Yes my date is now april 27

Nitram
04-23-2011, 11:04 PM
Hey Ed, I guess I'm the only other drummer fused to the pelvis then? :-)

Been playing for longer than I care to admit, I don't play to that often any more, but have played a few times since surgery, and your right, it is different. I have a bit of the balance problems you mention, but it seems to be getting better the more I play. I have noticed that twisting my body around my drum set is tough though...

Regardless, it all still works and is just a bit different.

Nitram



With drums, I have experienced some foot pedal “balance problems”....I just don’t have the control like I did when I was younger. I attribute this to being fused to the pelvis. I pretty much have to keep my heel in the down position which really changes things...

Even though I could probably walk on a tightrope, the balance that drummers need on a stool while shifting from heel to toe on both feet and maintaining upper body balance is critical in technical drumming....

How many drummers get fused to the pelvis? Not too many....but my 2 cents for maybe the 1 other (pelvis fused) drummer that might be on the planet.

Adaptability is needed in our recoveries. This is just a small example of that and really a small thing when you think about it. Being pain free is the goal.

Best wishes in your surgery.
Ed

titaniumed
04-24-2011, 12:49 AM
I never thought that the 1 other, might be a poster here! LOL

Yes, it is different, and drumming takes acute balance and feel. I also have not dedicated myself to the many hours of practice, which pretty much includes destroying our hands once again....

Age is another factor with me. I wonder if some of the older drummers feel some of the reflex problems?

Lets not count Buddy Rich, he was a class of his own.
Ed

Snoopy
04-24-2011, 08:27 AM
Ed, thought you'd enjoy this....when I asked my youngest daughter what she wanted for Easter, she sent me a link to drum sticks! Happy Easter!

Mary Lou

titaniumed
04-24-2011, 09:19 PM
Drum sticks? Chocolate drum sticks? lol
Ed

Nitram
04-24-2011, 09:25 PM
Hahaha...that's funny...Wow...Buddy Rich...that's a name I haven't heard in a while. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform live one time just a few months before he passed away. What an amazing performer, I was in awe of what he could do.

To be honest though my idol was always moreso Neal Peart from Rush. What the man does with wacky time signatures is incredible, I used to spend hours and hours trying to replicate him...non-musicians have no idea how difficult it is to switch from 4/4 to 3/4 to 6/8 to all other time signatures within one song...THAT was fun stuff to play. :-)

Nitram



I never thought that the 1 other, might be a poster here! LOL

Yes, it is different, and drumming takes acute balance and feel. I also have not dedicated myself to the many hours of practice, which pretty much includes destroying our hands once again....

Age is another factor with me. I wonder if some of the older drummers feel some of the reflex problems?

Lets not count Buddy Rich, he was a class of his own.
Ed

titaniumed
04-25-2011, 12:03 AM
I have listened to many drummers all my life, and still lean towards Vinnie Colaiuta only because he played anything that Zappa would come up with, and he was inventive and didn’t copy people like Buddy Rich. Bonham did it, Peart admits it. I also like Mike Portnoy and saw him a few years ago. There are many great drummers, but the kids blow me away! LOL


4 yrs old playing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D48V0WNwS9E&feature=related

7 yr old Jacob Armen on Johnny Carson.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8cvKImVadE&feature=related

12 yr old Tony Royster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6T4OwacRL0&feature=related

Buddy Rich vs Vinnie Colaiuta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsxAqXww5ho

Buddy Rich (trick solo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmUbYiFXT_0&feature=watch_response

Enjoy
Ed