Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US...
Thanks to everyone for the support and kind words. As some of you know, I've been suffering with trigger finger (left thumb) for several months, originally posted here, and after trying the suggestions given by others, and then limited relief folowing cortisone shots, my orthepedic doctor recommended I undergo hand surgery to permanently eliminate the problem from coming back again as it has seriously curtailed my ability to accept gigs. Though the left thumb click pain is tolerable while playing, the bigger problem is the limited use of my left hand to grasp hold lift and transport my music gear. My surgery (which includes twilight anethesia sedation) is scheduled for Monday, Nov, 19th, and my orthepedic hand surgeon says I should be fully back to performing again in 3 weeks, which should allow me (thumbs crossed) to keep some of my pre-booked holiday gigs. I'll post an update here after the surgery as well as a followup 2-3 weeks later.
If interested, here's a link to a video of what the surgery entails.
Scott even though we've had our differences in the past... I want to wish you good luck and a speedy recovery with your procedure on your thumb. I know first hand what is entailed as I have been thru something similar years ago in the service. Before you know it you will be good as new.