Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
78 registered (alwatson, ando, Beemer, 36251, AndrewJCW, Adelheid, 18 invisible), 992 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2024099 - 01/30/13 03:00 PM Surgery coming up
Dutchpiano Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 11
Loc: Netherlands
The last couple of months I have been so happy with my new C.Bechstein. Unfortunately I have had a lot of pain in my leg lately which bothered me when I play the piano.
Last week I found out this pain is caused by a tumor in my abdomen, fortunately benign.
I'll have to have surgery in three weeks and after that I will have to recover for six weeks. Besides the stress, the pain and the worries about my family I am also a bit sad about not being able to play the piano for quite a while.
Has anyone here had (abdominal) surgery and how long did it take you to play the piano again?

Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2024106 - 01/30/13 03:18 PM Re: Surgery coming up [Re: Dutchpiano]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012

Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 18030
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
I've had two abdominal surgeries (appendectomy and hysterectomy). Both were laparascopic, though, so cutting of muscle tissues was minimized. My recollection is that physically I was okay to sit on a bench and play after just a couple of days, though to be honest I was so worn out/tired that I didn't play for long stretches. The pain medicine might have had something to do with that, too. laugh

I would just say, take it easy, and trust your body. If it hurts, don't play.

Good luck! I'm happy that your tumor is benign. Hopefully this whole thing will be behind you in a few weeks.

p.s. Here's the most helpful piece of advice I will give you: Ask your doctor for stool softeners, and start taking them right after or even before your surgery. You're probably going to want or need narcotic pain meds, and those will clog you up like nothing imaginable. And, believe me, you don't want to be straining to go to the bathroom after having abdominal surgery. smokin
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

#2024110 - 01/30/13 03:24 PM Re: Surgery coming up [Re: Dutchpiano]
Ralph Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/01
Posts: 1529
Loc: Delaware (slower/lower)
That's exactly the same advise I gave in the Tech forum about hernia surgery......... and it's darn good advise. Your piano will still be there when you're ready. Take time to heal.
Do or do not. There is no try.

#2024128 - 01/30/13 03:43 PM Re: Surgery coming up [Re: Dutchpiano]
Annitenth Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 472
Loc: Texas
I too have had two abdominal surgeries, small bowel resections, unfortunately not laparascopic. I came home from the hospital 9 days after going in (this was 43 years ago), but I think I could sit down at the piano for at least a few minutes right away. My best suggestion: do not be 7½ mos. pregnant going in. smile
B�sendorfer 225
Technics PCM Digital Ensemble PR307

(ad 800) Pearl River
Pearl River the world's best selling piano
#2024168 - 01/30/13 04:57 PM Re: Surgery coming up [Re: Dutchpiano]
Rickster Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 10358
Loc: Georgia, USA
I too had an open inguinal hernia surgery (lower abdominal) several years ago. It was out-patient and I was back home that afternoon. I thought I was doing just great until I got choked on some Coke-a-cola; wow, did it burn and sting while coughing!

Anyway, I was feeling pretty well in a couple of days and was mowing my lawn on the riding mower three days later.

My thoughts and prayers will be with you for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

I'll be having dental implant surgery on Monday, and that has me nervous... smile

Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

#2024256 - 01/30/13 08:12 PM Re: Surgery coming up [Re: Dutchpiano]
Happy Birthday Norbert Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 14984
Loc: Surrey, B.C.

Sorry to hear but peanuts for state of the art Dutch medicine! thumb

Guarantee you will feel better in only few days after and rock your piano as never before!

best wishes

Norbert smile
Greater Vancouver B.C. piano dealers for : Estonia, Brodmann, Ritmuller
604-951-8642 www.eliteheritagepianos.ca Edmonton, Alta dealers for Estonia,
Brodmann 780-405-8908

#2024286 - 01/30/13 09:09 PM Re: Surgery coming up [Re: Dutchpiano]
Bob Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 4175
It sounds like they want to do an open incision (that would be 6 weeks recovery) You may want to see if laproscopic is an option. My Dad just had a Kidney cyst removed this week via laproscopic, (Divinci Robototic surgery). It's a much shorter recovery - 1-3 weeks.

#2025041 - 02/01/13 03:52 AM Re: Surgery coming up [Re: Dutchpiano]
Dutchpiano Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 11
Loc: Netherlands
Thank you all for your kind words. They are indeed going for an open incision, laparoscopic isn't an option.
Rick, good luck to you!


Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano!
aka, why you should be nice to your tuner.
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
Hammond A100 for Sale!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater $55,000 Giveaway
Sweetwater $55,000 Mic Locker Giveaway
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Damper Spring Rail?
by Beemer
05/26/16 05:39 AM
Proper Recital Attire?
by MacMorrighan
05/25/16 11:36 PM
15ma = 2 octaves?!
by MacMorrighan
05/25/16 11:14 PM
Beethoven Pathetique
by Mad House
05/25/16 11:09 PM
Beethoven Pathetique
by Mad House
05/25/16 09:33 PM
Forum Stats
83,760 Registered Members
44 Forums
172,935 Topics
2,527,818 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission