The simplest things gave me carpel tunnel during my decades of lyme. Needed to avoid jobs with a lot of computer work. Could never play a guitar right.
*So I basically tried to live my life as usual since Drs could not find a cause 25-30 years ago. Living my life doing the physical things I wanted and needed to do (hobbies, sport, and job) made this worse.*
So now i'm better, but I probably have a lot of scar tissue on my tendons where they go through other soft tissue. Scar tissue doesn't just correct itself- scarring is how the body heals, that is its correction.
I could have the carple tunnel in my wrists scraped away, but I dont get numb anymore, just slower movement than most people. Plus this procedure doesn't always alleviate issues in non-limies 100% of the time.
Id love to play correctly, but I dont have a light and fast touch with finger movements. Its one or the other, never both. Even though I had terrible anxiety with lyme, I always had a little of it anyway- enough that makes "natural" music composition difficult. Id be a good drummer, but I like string instruments and you dont need a whole band for that.
Im just wondering how many others were affected like this.
Maybe some are just made this way. I was always good at expelling large amounts of energy at long duration (combo of endurance/strength sports), but not lighter amounts in a mellow way.
Never had the desire to play metal, but I certainly listened to a lot of it and wondered how these more energetic musicians were able to be so light and fast with there fingers while tromping around on stage (example Young brothers of AC/DC)(obviously drugs is part of this for many, but not all). Of course the more elite guitar heroes amaze everyone, most people cannot ever do that.
As far as doing my own stuff at home, I like "unplugged" anything from around the world with the exception of plugged in electric slide....and get frustrated that I cant do what I want to. Coming to the conclusion that I never will. I maybe could have in my youth though - didnt try till I had lyme in my 20's- nothing to compare to.
I have plenty of other hobbies I can do again, but as i get older music is more on my mind.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club" (90% healed). What an adventure this has been. Twenty years of Hashimoto adds to the enjoyment. New project: T and B cells
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