I came home from a London hospital earlier after visiting one of my best band members. Due to the freak snow and ice in the UK lately, the country's been a bit chaotic anyway, but my relatively new Aussie band member wanted to be 12 years old again and go Sleighing. Whilst gunning it down hill, she hit a bump, went over, and as she came down, compressed her spine, shattering one of the vertebrae.
My heart goes out to her as her entire family are literally poles apart, being the other side of the world, but bless her, she's such a trooper. She says that whilst she's in there, she's got our stuff on her iPod and is mentally going through the notation to keep her going. She's asked me to get her a gripmaster to keep her on top form for when she recovers. I think what pisses me off the most is that Sally Jo is playing with 4-5 bands here in the UK, and I'm the only fucker to have made any efforts to see her, or even call her since the accident. Some people can be such arseholes.
But has anyone had an injury like this? Any idea how long it'd be before she's up and about again? She's nervous that major surgery could render her immobile if it goes wrong, and I would be too. Sally Jo is one of the best Violinists I've ever seen ... 6 string electric Violinist too, making her extra unique. I know how I'd feel at the prospect of never playing again.
Anyway, if anyone feels so inclined, please throw her some positive comments and support either on her Facebook page, Twitter, or Youtube channel. I'm sure it'd keep her motivated
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That's awful. I hope she makes a speedy recovery.