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Lance is around, but ...

Post by Lance » Tue May 10, 2016 4:13 pm

As soon as I returned from the wonderful get-together with CMG people and some new faces, I wrote an in-depth note and just as I went to post it, my connection dropped. Alas, when will I remember to type notes in Word and copy and paste??? Alas, given the schedule and preparing to leave for San Antonio, Texas for eight days, I was not able to rewrite it.

While getting ready to prepare a piano for a concert last Friday, there were no lights in the auditorium except in the hallway. I walked out on to the stage, trying to find lights to turn on so I could see, and went down a set of stairs only to fall with a penlight flashlight in a totally black building, and hit the floor. This past Sunday, still hurting thumb, wrist and arm, it was determined I had fractured my thumb. I now await to see a bone doctor to determine what needs to be done.

In case you were wondering, hard to type and all, I have been laying low, still trying to accommodate a hugely busy concert schedule for pianos. I have, of course, not forgotten my CMG fantastic friends!

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LANCE
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Post by Seán » Tue May 10, 2016 4:18 pm

Hi Lance,
I am very sorry to learn of your accident. I hope you receive excellent medical attention and recover quickly.
Take care.
Seán
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Post by lennygoran » Tue May 10, 2016 8:29 pm

Lance wrote: I walked out on to the stage, trying to find lights to turn on so I could see, and went down a set of stairs only to fall with a penlight flashlight in a totally black building, and hit the floor. This past Sunday, still hurting thumb, wrist and arm, it was determined I had fractured my thumb. I now await to see a bone doctor to determine what needs to be done.
Lance hope all this heals soon-it was so great to be opposite you and Steve for the dinner and then to run into you guys on the subway after Elektra--how amazing we were staying at a hotel right next to where the 2 of you were! Regards, Len

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Post by jbuck919 » Tue May 10, 2016 9:44 pm

"Hard to type at all" from someone who types about 110 wpm if not more. :( Omigosh, Lance, what an appalling thing to happen, but a fall like that could have resulted in even worse. I know it's especially bad for you because of your profession, and hope and assume that the bone doctor can make it only a matter of time until it is healed. Regards, John Brosseau

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Post by Donald Isler » Wed May 11, 2016 7:45 am

Very sorry to hear this. Hope you will recover quickly.
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Post by Wallingford » Wed May 11, 2016 5:14 pm

Hi Lance:

Sorry I only got to this thread (and site) today as I was dealing yesterday with health issues of my own (my periodic dizzy spells, and a backache). But I feel sad for your predicament and hope you'll be back to normal in little time at all.

Sincerely,
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Post by maestrob » Wed May 11, 2016 11:28 pm

Lance,

What a terrible surprise, to read your post. It could have been much, much worse, my friend--do be more careful and take care of yourself. Get that X-ray pronto!

Warm wishes from both of us,

Brian & Teresa

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