I have a trumpeter friend who has recently been diagnosed with this condition - for the past year she continued to perform and practise despite her disappointment and frustration. Following on from this, I have just listened to eminent trumpeter, Jennifer Marotta's interview on The Other Side of The Bell where she discusses various trumpet playing challenges she has overcome. She has set up Ask A Performer to support all musicians who may be going through physical and/or mental trauma. Jennifer says that it can be very lonely for professionals who cannot share their problems, in case it affects their careers.
Recently my BSM contemporary, Janine Warburton, and her husband came to stay with us. My partner, Yvette, had decided to learn to play the trombone, so having Janine here to help me find an instrument for her was a massive bonus. Incidentally, Yvette (in her 50’s) is already playing the trombone well enough (in a matter of weeks) to join a community band - it must be an easy instrument haha!
Reflecting on over half a century of being a musician - old habits die hard - I’m still an addict.