So, I've been disagnosed as having Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - in both wrists!
The question now is whether or not to have either or both operated on.
Of course, the moment you get anything in this life, you immediately find yourself in conversation with people who know ALL about it --- and TELL you, beginning with a long, sharp intake of breath through clenched teeth and a pitying shake of the head...
"Oh, dear, my cousin had that... Well, not my cousin but a friend of hers... Well, not exactly a friend, but someone she knew - or, rather, met at a bus stop... Anyway, the thing is she had it and afterwards couldn't play the piano... Mind you, of course, she couldn't play the piano before having the operation... etc, etc..."
Not sure it's necessarily the best advice, but certainly the most amusing was proffered by my agent who said: "Brian, if you haven't reached the state of wanting to slash your own wrists, I'm not sure you should be letting anyone else do it!"