My surgery didn't help much. I now have constant swelling on my whole upper arm. It's black and blue. No blood clot, but extremely irritated. This, complicated by bad arthritis in my index finger and residual damage from a cut years ago, is about to put me out of the music business.
I'm going to Louisville today to do a film score for an auto manufacturer. I'll be there a couple of days. The rough will take about 12 hours. I'll get a couple of hours rest while the agency and client review. Then, I'll go to finish, which will take me about 12 more hours.
I'm looking at getting out of playing for the public and just doing my film scores (I do that 2 days a week now), my trips to Dubai (6 weeks) and Australia (2-weeks), plus jobs I've done for years for events. that means no restaurants, clubs, etc.
Man, what a change!