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Guitar playing days over

Postby veryoldperson » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:51 pm

Sadly due to health deteriorating I have decided to stop playing guitar. I stopped playing drums some time ago, but now I am finding it very difficult to play the guitar...I haven't put a guitar in my hands for 9 months....
I have been playing music since I was 12 years old and have had lots of enjoyment from doing that for 58 years.... It got me through some bad times, It was my living for a time and
I made some great friends, including some people on this site, and I thank you for your friendship and wish you all the very best..

Kindest regards,
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby jimuc » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:22 pm

Jim, Sorry to hear about the bad health and that you are giving up playing.
I have enjoyed your sound files over the years and you will be sorely missed.
All the best for the future.
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby Iain Purdon » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:29 pm

You’ve hung on remarkably well Jim. Sorry the health has kiboshed your playing at long last but you can look back on some good music made!

With all good wishes - Iain
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby Gruntfuttock » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:47 pm

Hi Jim. That’s very sad! I’m in my seventies and sometimes wonder when I will have to stop. Music is food for our Soul - so I think it must have been a difficult decision for you to make.
Good luck with your health - I hope it will improve!
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby Kawarthabass » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:47 am

Sorry to hear you have had to give up the guitar.

I'm in my 70's, retired and still play electric and upright bass despite a recent year long battle with cancer.

I hope your health will improve and you can continue to post on this forum to help fill in the void.

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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby jim w » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:02 am

So sorry to hear this Jim always good to hear you playing at North Notts when I have attended which has not been to often lately due to Marion's illness. Take care. Jim & Marion.
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby rogera » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 am

That must be a sad decision to make Jim - I wish you all the best and hope that we hear from you on this forum from time to time.
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby pjr » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:17 am

We'll miss you at North Notts Jim, but as a previous poster remarked you still have the ability to listen and enjoy your favourite music.

PM me your address mate and I'll send you some Notts fly pie at Christmas. :thumbup:

Best wishes from all of us at North Notts Club,

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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby veryoldperson » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:23 am

Thanks everyone for you very kind wishes....

This is the reason I have had to pack up:

I saw my chest consultant yesterday who confirmed that there is significantly more scarring to my lungs due to the pneumonia I had February to April... That is what is making my breathing so bad. I can't walk from one room to another without I am gasping for breath.. There is nothing to be done as Fibrosis just gets worse the longer you have it and after each infection there is more scarring... There is no cure for it and I am already on all the meds and inhalers I can have plus I am now on oxygen virtually 24/7... Ultimately it will see me off, but I try not to think about it. I have had it for 21 years and gradually it has gotten worse, Now it is really bad.. Just got to try and make the best of a bad job....
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Re: Guitar playing days over

Postby AlanMcKillop » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:28 am

Sorry to read this Jim, I can’t imagine not being able to pick up a guitar to have a play (however badly), look after yourself.
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