This illness is hard enough for the "ordinary" person, but for someone like myself who was a concert violist, and has PD, it is more than an inconvenient truth. It is not only inconvenient, and a truth, it is also an IMPEDIMENT to playing music the way I used to be able to do. I understand that it is not easy for anyone to have this dreadful condition, but I don't yet know any other musicians with it, so I am inquiring as to who may be suffering in the same way I am. I am looking for a specific kind of support, I guess.
I am a violist and have a tremor with developing bradykinesia in my right arm and hand. This makes bowing very frustratingly difficult. I realize that I have to accept this malady, but I can't get the same results and satisfaction from playing any more and wondered if there are other Parkies out there in the same boat. Playing music has always been a refuge for me. ;-l