We heard today from Boxcars mandolinist Adam Steffey with an update following his elbow surgery last week. Fortunately, it seems that the surgery went well to repair an irritated ulnar nerve that was causing pain in the ring and little fingers of his left hand.
“I had the surgery last Thursday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and have been recuperating here at home in Jonesborough. I’m still quite sore, but that is certainly to be expected. I return to Vanderbilt next Wednesday to have the soft cast/wrapping taken off of my left arm. It goes from my hand all the way up my arm to the shoulder. Since I am left handed in everything I do (except playing the mandolin), it’s tough to do even the simplest of tasks.
I’m hoping to be able to start picking some as soon as I get the cast removed next week. I haven’t been able to play since the first of the year and can’t express how difficult it has been to not have my mandolin in my hands!! Really anxious to get back to it and I want to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and concern. Lord willing, I’ll be back at it very soon, and I look forward to seeing everyone this year!”
Great news – let’s hope it continues!