A short time ago I was playing a gig almost every night and it was loud, high and fast. At times I found myself grabbing the music stand so that I would not fall. I felt like I was fainting. I went to a lung doctor and described to him what was happening. He said, â€œOf course, what do you expect? Youâ€™re suffering from VM.â€ Then he told me about VM. Every profession seems to have its hazards and VM seems to be the hazard for trumpet players. I am sure that you as a trumpet salesman do not want to heard this but it is true. I am only posting this for your benefit, not mine. You all can accept it or reject it.