The good news is that I was able to stay to an hour of orchestral rehearsal tonight - and the pain in my lungs was only just starting. (I won't tell you how many mistakes there were though!!)
The bad news is - I have less than a month to get concert fit. Again there is good and bad news there.
The good news is that as it is a classical concert the first clarinet parts are not 100% of the time.
However when I am playing they are important! And on the day of the concert we have a full rehearsal all afternoon - which I usually find tyring when I am fit!
Still, overall I am happier than I was about a month ago when I thought I would be pulling out.
For those who are interested the programme is:-
Beethoven's Egmont Overture.
A Suite of modern music written by a local person.
Schubert's Piano Concerto
A Mozart Symphony.