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Thread #128964   Message #4202199
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
07-May-24 - 05:33 AM
Thread Name: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
With a heavy heart, I am having to pull out of this month's gigs. The West country tour I did had knocked my pipe out, and the pain turned out to be the worst case of shingles my doctor had seen. They are on my back my front my armpit and down my arm and on my hand. I have lost about 30% use of my arm. This is due to fairly serious nerve damage. I am at the doctor again this morning. The pain is manageable but unfortunately, my right arm goes into spasm regularly, and it’s like somebody pouring a kettle of boiling water down my arm, and it doubles me up, and takes about 5 minutes to go off. I’m afraid that lifting and guitar playing is off the agenda. It looks like being a long job. I’m hoping that the nerve route will repair itself in a month or so, but I’m told it could be a lot longer.
I daren’t allow my arm to go into spasm on the motorway as you can imagine.
Grovelling apologies to all my friends at Swinton, and especially Ged and Sue.