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#2274619 - 05/12/14 07:33 AM Playing the piano with a fistula?
Kristina1 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 130
Loc: UK
Hello,
I would like to know if there are any pianists with a fistula? I am very concerned about loosing dexterity in my fingers
and concerned about my fingers becoming cold as this might also have an effect...
... I am also concerned about which arm to have the fistula fitted in.
My learning to play the piano was originally “only” thought as a new method of rehabilitation...
... to get my right arm, hand and fingers moving again after “my” stroke,
but it has developed to be my favourite hobby ever since...

I was born left handed but brought up in a right handed way, which has left me with both hands almost being ambidextrous...

Where on the arm and on which arm should I have the fistula fitted to remain able to continue playing the piano?
What do I have to take care of to keep everything going despite the fistula and oncoming dialysis?
What do I have to make sure of before having the fistula fitted?
How important is vein mapping? How can I avoid possible nerve damage?

Thanks from Kristina.

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#2274852 - 05/12/14 02:06 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
Mark Polishook Offline
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Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 961
Loc: Leicester, UK
Kristina, the absolute best thing to do - and really the only thing to do - is bring your questions - all of them - to your doctor or consultant. They'll have the knowledge of you, your records, and the medical background to answer your questions and give you the best information.
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#2274865 - 05/12/14 02:16 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
JohnSprung Offline
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Registered: 08/02/11
Posts: 2658
Loc: Reseda, California

Of course ask your doctor. Ask whether it really must be on an arm, or could it be on a leg, preferably the left?
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Then I realized who was telling me this.

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#2274874 - 05/12/14 02:27 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
Kristina1 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 130
Loc: UK

Thanks for the advice Mark and John.

I shall of course ask the specialist about this. I only ask this question in case there is someone here who had experience with an arm-fistula and whether or not it affected their ability to play a musical instrument like the piano.

Thanks from Kristina.

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#2274896 - 05/12/14 03:04 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
EM Deeka Offline
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Registered: 10/08/13
Posts: 384
You should put this question to the Pianist Corner also to get more inputs.

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#2274941 - 05/12/14 04:26 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
Kristina1 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 130
Loc: UK
Thank you EM Deeka,

I shall put this question to the Pianist corner straight away.

Thanks again from Kristina.

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