Over two weeks ago, I went through a very intensive and excruciating biopsy surgery on my mouth.

Yesterday, was a big day in my life...after removing the stitches from my gums, my oral surgeon gave me the green light - the 17 day quarantine from my trumpet came to an end.

Finally unzipping the case, I felt nervous - like I was holding a baby for the first time.

To hear the very first notes out of my horn, check out Health Update #5/Video 1. I’m actually surprised that I even got that out...as I said before, this is the longest I’ve gone without picking up my horn since I was six. At first, I didn’t want to post that; it’s unedited, no filter and really raw. But, it’s very honest, and it’s where I’m at in my life right now.

There’s an uncertain road ahead, and even in light of COVID-19, my implant surgery is still scheduled for the end of summer. Thank you for following my journey, and for all of your love and support. Keep jazz alive!

For those that wish to help while I am unable to work....

* VENMO: gilbertc1972@aol.com or paypal.me/gilbertcastellanos
* PAYPAL: gilbertc1972@aol.com or paypal.me/gilbertcastellanos

* USPS: Gilbert Castellanos, PO Box 161251, San Diego CA 92176
* FED EX/UPS: Gilbert Castellanos, 3288 Adams Ave #161251, San Diego CA 92176
* Checks can be made out to “Gilbert Castellanos

Any gifted funds will go towards medical expenses, living expenses and toward the completion of recording projects prior to my implant surgery, as the future is uncertain.


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