How Did An Injury Prevents Me From Playing Instruments I Love?

One thing I have on my bucket list is to learn how to play either a guitar or a piano and even though it sounds easy, this thing is apparently not achievable due to the tendon injury I had eleven years ago. I had a tendon injury when I was in college when I accidentally drop a bottle and attempted to catch it but the bottle exploded to my hand which nearly cut my index finger on my left hand. I thought the operation was a success but several months after the surgery, the internal stitches failed to keep the tendons intact which eventually resulted to a permanent damage. As a result, I cannot bend my index finger the way it normally does.
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It’s quite embarrassing at first but I have learned how to move it with the help of my other fingers. This is also the reason why I find it so hard to play a guitar since the left hand is used to to fret the notes. Same thing goes with the piano. Although a friend of mine told me that I can still play by using a left handed guitar. There will be a lot of adjustments though. At first I thought that I only had to rearrange the strings but there’s actually guitars made for left-handed people. They actually look a little different. If you don’t know how they looked like, you can check some at The piano thing however is very tricky yet manageable but it depends on the type of chords you would like to play!

This tendon injury prevented me to play some of my favorite instruments indeed and some activities that requires a lot of finger movements but like they said, if there is a will, there’s a way.

4 thoughts on “How Did An Injury Prevents Me From Playing Instruments I Love?”

  1. mun says:

    What you said is true, where there is a will, there is a way. May you learn to play the left handed guitar eventually and you can play electronic keyboards chords with accompanying backup digital music.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Mun

  2. Jonathan says:

    A good case on how to win our struggles in life. Rise up and be proud of what you can do now, rather than what you cannot do.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      so true… thanks

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