short introduction from yet another bassplayer with Dupuytren's...
I'm 42 years old and first diagnosed with DC 2 years ago in both hands
now I've had 3 surgical procedures with 14 months on my left hand only
I'm a BIT/ Musician's Institute graduate from 1991 (or was it 90? damn I'm getting old...) and played professionally 'till 2000
I quit playing because of personal stuff and being really fed up with musicians and the business in general
after my first surgery things really got worse
within 6 months my whole hand was filled with new Dupuytren places and both my little and index finger were cramped in a claw
people said it was good that I quit playing, 'cause I would never ever be able to play with these hands
that got me thinking...
I found a "new" thing where they inject it with your own platelets and guess what?
besides being painful it really worked
I could use my fingers again!!
so I bought an acoustic bass
my hands will never be "normal" again
and yes, it will get worse
probably might lose my little finger one day as well
so be it
I'm just so happy to be playing the bass again
a whole other approach this time
and I think better
no need to show off
no need to impress people
just playing my bass
all by myself