It is currently Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:21 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 
 Post subject: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:27 pm
Posts: 1380
Location: Kingston WA
Just wanted to let folks know that I will be getting knee replacement surgery hopefully in late March. I will be out of commission for a month or two possibly as far as flute production is concerned. This will especially affect Folk Flute deliveries for any flutes ordered after Feb 1st. I might have an inventory put away of these, however - especially if the surgery is pushed to April. I also have a few retailers who are well stocked that I can refer folks to. Otherwise I am trying to clear most of my queue for my higher end flutes before I go in. Am looking forward to knees that do not hurt!

Casey

_________________
36+ Years as a Flute Maker!
Ergonomic Flutes for Small Hands since 1986
http://www.caseyburnsflutes.com
http://www.folkflutes.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:55 pm
Posts: 368
Location: Coos Bay Oregon
I hope all goes well Casey!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:41 am
Posts: 210
Hi Casey...reminds me of the old trucker's story. "Old truckers never die, they just get a new Peterbilt!"

Seriously, best of luck. I hope to see you back on the rugby pitch soon! :thumbsup:

JD


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:40 am
Posts: 503
good luck with the surgery


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:47 am
Posts: 536
Location: Surrey/Hants border, England
All the best for your upcoming surgery - hope you'll be running around like a teenager again soon. :D

_________________
Keith.
Trying to do justice to my various musical instruments.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 26, 2015 10:18 pm
Posts: 196
Best wishes! I suffered (vicariously) a knee replacement that my ex-wife went through. It's damn-rough.

I hope you have support and assistance during the journey.

Once it is past, you will be much happier.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:38 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:12 pm
Posts: 2035
Location: Malua Bay, on the NSW Nature Coast
Yes, it's pretty rugged. I've had both replaced - 8 years ago now. But definitely worth doing. I had reached the point of only being able to go downstairs backwards. Which was a pain, as there is a flight of stairs between my workshop and my office. I sure hated it when I forgot something! Took a while to get over it, but now they are brilliant.

Still toying with the idea of joining Riverdance...

Saying "best of luck" is supposed to be unlucky on stage, so they say "break a leg" instead. Not quite sure that's quite appropriate here, but, go on Casey, do it!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:27 pm
Posts: 1380
Location: Kingston WA
Thanks everyone!

From what I can gather the recovery isn't that bad once the swelling has gone down and the risk of infection is past. Getting one done at a time leaves one with a good leg to stand on. I just have to psych myself to go through it all over again. Fortunately I have a fairly high pain threshold, and know how to keep my inflammation down.

Casey

_________________
36+ Years as a Flute Maker!
Ergonomic Flutes for Small Hands since 1986
http://www.caseyburnsflutes.com
http://www.folkflutes.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 3977
Location: Los Angeles
Are you not eligible for one of those (I suppose relatively new) Nanoknee ( https://www.nanoknee.com/ ) procedures where the replacement is done and you're up using it in hours?

_________________
International Traditional Music Society, Inc.
A non-profit 501c3 charity/educational public benefit corporation
Wooden Flute Obsession CDs (3 volumes, 6 discs, 7 hours, 120 players/tracks)
http://www.worldtrad.org


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:27 pm
Posts: 1380
Location: Kingston WA
That is only in California and I doubt my health insurance would cover it. I am also a little skeptical about it.

_________________
36+ Years as a Flute Maker!
Ergonomic Flutes for Small Hands since 1986
http://www.caseyburnsflutes.com
http://www.folkflutes.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 3977
Location: Los Angeles
Casey Burns wrote:
That is only in California and I doubt my health insurance would cover it. I am also a little skeptical about it.

Their site says they can verify insurance coverage ( 805-669-9471 ), so maybe... And if an OK & affordable option, then certainly explore whether it's possibly a good technique and clinic. Ask other doctors, or see if there are any studies.

I don't know if similarly minimally invasive surgery techniques are available in Washington State, as for instance: https://www.seattlejointsurgeon.com/spe ... urgery.php

_________________
International Traditional Music Society, Inc.
A non-profit 501c3 charity/educational public benefit corporation
Wooden Flute Obsession CDs (3 volumes, 6 discs, 7 hours, 120 players/tracks)
http://www.worldtrad.org


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 8:06 pm
Posts: 282
I've heard that even the plain old version of knee replacement surgery has improved over the years... Either way, good luck to you.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2001 6:00 pm
Posts: 7457
Location: East Coast US
Best wishes for a full and complete recovery, Casey!

_________________
Charlie
Whorfin Woods
Don't blame me, I voted for Cthulhu


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2001 6:00 pm
Posts: 16785
mega-dittos


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Knees - CP
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:27 pm
Posts: 1380
Location: Kingston WA
Thanks everyone. The new one will probably hurt less than the current one that seems to be getting worse daily or weekly. Surgery is now scheduled at the beginning of April. The surgery will be fine and doesn't scare me. I should be able to get out most of the work in my current queue beforehand and possibly have time to stick up on some of the Folk Flutes or Folk Flute bodies in the interim. I am still taking orders for these for delivery by the end of March.

There could be up to a 4 month delay after the surgery for Folk Flutes ordered in February onward. However, I will be happy to take deposits for my higher end flutes.

I am actually trying to emphasize the latter this year. I am slowly setting up to make very close block mounted copies of this RR&C and am in the tooling phase. I can do a bunch of key making and ring making during my sit down recovery phase. I am also about to finish a standalone Rose Engine and will have that set up in my office, along with a desktop CNC mill. I will hardly be idle. I am actually looking forward to the time to pursue a variety of tasks that I have been putting off.

Casey

_________________
36+ Years as a Flute Maker!
Ergonomic Flutes for Small Hands since 1986
http://www.caseyburnsflutes.com
http://www.folkflutes.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.156s | 11 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)