This is one of a series of six posts covering my lip injury and surgery. Here’s Part I.
Okay, this is a long one. Grab a cup of coffee and hunker down!
With my lip surgery scheduled for December 17th, 2011, I had a couple of months to kill before the big day. My surgeon, Dr. McGrail, had cleared me to continue playing and gigging if I wanted – the muscle was already torn, and in such a way that it wasn’t going to get any more torn if I kept playing. As you might imagine, though, I didn’t much feel like playing trumpet. [Read more…]