Hello all.....its been awhile since I started an arg......umm.... I mean POSTED on here, LOL........here's whats going on in my world. For the last 5 years of my comeback(?) after having been away for 27 years, Ive been playing guitar in a local club band.....actually, I belong to 4 bands, however, only 1 of them work regularly. I do get to play trumpet in 2 of the bands, the busiest 2......however, recently, my rheumatoid arthritis has flared up so bad, Im having trouble holding my guitar pick.....I know, this isnt a guitar website,I know.......Im probably going to have to make a decision on if it's worth the pain and frustration to keep playing guitar.....BUT, on the up-side, the R.A. doesn't seem to bother me when playing trumpet......I don't actually have to use fine motor skills or dexterity like when I try to hold a guitar pic.......since it takes both hands to hold the horn, its actually not bothering me.......the big drawback is, if I have to give up guitar, is that Im not gonna get much work around here playing trumpet........its a tough time Im having here, but I know GOD always opens doors for me.....are there any other R.A. sufferers on this forum???? And if so, does it make it difficult for you to play trumpet???Im only 52,but this battle has been on-going for 15 years...........Id like to hear some input,friends!!!! Have a great day,all!!!