Thanks, I wouldn't wish either on anyone, that's for sure! I wanted to put it out there as PTS does get misdiagnosed as CTS, but with vaguer symptoms, as in my case. And it does stem from the neck and shoulder, where many bass players have issues. If you think of CTS as swelling and constriction of the tendon sheath, think of PTS as the same , but the nerve sheath. I have had minor tendonitis before, and this is similar, but times ten!. I have come to describe the pain as "exquisite". A tingling burn, with fine sharp overtones of electricity, on an underlying base of numbness. But everyday seems better, if only on a quantum level, and I am ahead of schedule as far as the norm, so thanks again for the good vibes!! Best of luck and speedy recovery to you all!