Posted By: BillTheSlink
Oh the tragic irony of it all - 01/01/13 02:48 AM
I've had one lesson and my piano is due here on January 2. I have known for some time I've had numbness and tingling on my left pinky and ring finger. The last two days however, has seen a significant worsening of my condition. The doctor ordered a bent elbow test where they stick pins in your arm and record electromagnetic noise from the nerve and I have ulnar tunnel syndrome, but they think it's not just from pressure on the elbow but also in the wrist like carpal tunnel syndrome. I will have to have further tests but either way I'm either looking at surgery and rehab, or at the very least rehab and rest. No piano playing for me for quite a while. I've even had to give up typing. I'm using Dragon NaturallySpeaking. One way or the other that typing is what's done it as I used very poor form. I have a laptop that sits above a high desk that I reach up to type at and I rest my elbows and hunt and peck. I have really done some damage. I just pray it's not irreparable harm and I will be able to play again soon. How cruel fate can be. I wanted my keyboard so bad and wanted to play so bad and couldn't wait to start playing. As a matter of fact as soon as I got my course I started practicing on a church instrument. Oh the sad irony of it all. WHA!