Two days ago, I got cleared to do three things by my doctor: sleep without my arm brace, drive a car, and put my viola under my chin. All three items were sources of major relief.
Day one of viola: put the viola under my chin and noticed that the should rest did not contact my collarbone. Fist pump! Also noticed that I couldn’t raise my left arm high enough to reach the fingerboard. Sad trombone!
Day two of viola: was able to reach the fingerboard! W00t! Could only reach the upper two strings due to being unable to rotate my elbow far enough under the viola. Meh.
More to come…