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Jodi Bernard

January 13, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Yesterday, my daughter got a cast on her right wrist as a precaution for what the doctors call growth plate injury. They said it wasn't broken, but wanted to cast to stabilize the injury. The cast will be on for two weeks, then removed for x-rays and if broken recasted if not all clear.

She has been give permission from her doctor to practice violin and since it has been 3 days since the beginning of the injury she welcomed the time to practice.

However, when she got out her violin, she became disappointed. She could only draw about 1/3 of the bow and the lack of flexability in her wrist caused the bow to draw an unwelcome sound to her. Practice ended up with tears and of course disappointment.

She did, again, get out her violin and practice again. She told me after the practice that she had decided to work over the next two weeks on intonation, shifting and vibrato... all left hand and not stress too much on the right hand.

This comes at a really bad time for her considering that regional solo contest is at the end of the month and her chair auditions for youth symphony come before the cast comes off.

She says that the injury has put things in prospective for her.


From al ku
Posted on January 14, 2009 at 4:42 AM

get well soon!  kids heal much faster (probably not fast enough:)!  look ahead!

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