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Thread #85248   Message #1580065
Posted By: Janie
10-Oct-05 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: $$ for Vintage Autoharp?
Subject: RE: $$ for Vintage Autoharp?
I dunno, Susan. When my finger joints are stressed just a little bit they lock up on me. I have to take the finger in my other hand and straighten it. It used to just be uncomfortable. Now it is painful. It happens when I'm weeding, or if I wrap my hand around a handle. It will occasionally happen when I'm keyboarding, just to give you an idea of how little pressure my fingers can handle. I avoid using power equipment such as lawn mowers or rototillers, because the vibration that occurs when gripping the handle really aggrevates the condition.

When I stopped playing, it was because of the left, or keying hand. Now I think even the struming/picking would be a problem. Still--if it doesn't sell, you will be hearing from me.