Reply To: Need tips on recovery
Keep at it Dave, some, if not all of a lot of what you lost will likely return. I still struggle with playing the axe, but it’s a far cry from where I was. I remember slinging on my Les Paul (10 lb. guitar) and very nearly falling over forward because of the weight! Not to mention the strings felt like I was playing on the edge of knives. But I am a lot better.
Some of us have met folks who have fully recovered (they don’t hang around here, and I don’t blame them). But recovery appears to be different for everyone. It sounds like you are on the right track! The gym is a great idea once you have the strength. I enjoy the pool myself. Another lovely therapy has been massage. This has offered some fantastic relief and helped at times to improve mobility.
Best is to avoid doing NOTHING! Any effort you put towards recovery is admirable and every ounce of success should be fully celebrated. Stay cool!! 🙂