After almost a year of being bummed about having no band, I recently started one up with some friends and have been having a great time. That is, until a few months ago my wrists started hurting. Today I was referred to a specialist, but my GP thinks I have de quervain's tenosynovitis . Have any of you had this before? Looks like years of carrying SVT's, being a graphic designer, and playing stringed instruments has led to this. I keep reading about some musicians having to hang up ANYTHING that would aggravate it for 6-18 months. Not only would that cause me to lose all of my clients and livelihood, but also the joy that comes from playing music. I am super bummed. Wondering if any of you have gone thru this and has any good happy endings to share.