In oct .my gull blader ruptured and while being operated on I had a STROKe. I was in a coma about a month. Now my hands are alittle numb in the pinky and ring finger. This makes fretting hard picking seems OK. Playing is a frustrating experence to say the least> Do'S anyone have any experence this and how do I keep playing. By the way the mandolin Is a little easyer BUT MY LOVE IS FOR THE BANJOS THANKS FRED
The body is a marvelous machine. My Father had a stroke in 1982 and had limitations on his left side. By exercising and having rehab, he was able to overcome a lot of his movement problems. I don't know how limited you are, but exercise and rehab are about the only way to get as much back as possible. Playing the banjo should help you out a lot too. Best of Luck.
Dad always told me"If you want to have friends, you have to be friendly." Harold
Hi, Fred... Patience and perserverance are the keys. You might not get it all back, but the brain can re-wire itself. An old friend had a stroke that took away his playing for several months, but he kept at it. Eventually, it all came back for him, and I hope it does for you, too. Wren's comments about rehab are very good, as well. If you aren't in rehab now, you should consider it. regards, Stanger