Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
99 registered (Anita Potter, Almaviva, Anne'sson, AndyP, anamnesis, angga888, 23 invisible), 1410 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2274619 - 05/12/14 07:33 AM Playing the piano with a fistula?
Kristina1 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 123
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.

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#2274852 - 05/12/14 02:06 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
Mark Polishook Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 731
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.

Top
#2274865 - 05/12/14 02:16 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
JohnSprung Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/02/11
Posts: 1570
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?
_________________________
-- J.S.

Knabe Grand # 10927
Yamaha CP33
Kawai FS690

Top
#2274874 - 05/12/14 02:27 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
Kristina1 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 123
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.

Top
#2274896 - 05/12/14 03:04 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
EM Deeka Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/08/13
Posts: 182
You should put this question to the Pianist Corner also to get more inputs.

Top
#2274941 - 05/12/14 04:26 PM Re: Playing the piano with a fistula? [Re: Kristina1]
Kristina1 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 123
Loc: UK
Thank you EM Deeka,

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

Thanks again from Kristina.

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Just joined
by wise_manzard
11/27/14 10:20 PM
LACHNIT MK22
by Vas
11/27/14 09:27 PM
You Usually Get what you Pay for in this World.......
by Paul678
11/27/14 08:22 PM
Steinway legs?
by Klavimaniac
11/27/14 06:58 PM
1875 legs and lyre where to get?
by Klavimaniac
11/27/14 06:02 PM
Forum Stats
77071 Members
42 Forums
159409 Topics
2341663 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission