The wrist was smashed in a bike accident years (and years) ago. Never quite healed right, but was usable. Later on a mishap with a piece of video equipment messed up some tendons in the hand itself. Even then could still play a little. But, as happens, here comes old age, and the last few years have seen it go from hard to play to just not worth the effort anymore.
They say they might be able to do something with the tendons in the hand, but after numerous accidents over earlier decades (bikes, cars, other crap) I also have a neck, back, hips, shoulders, and knees they want to cut on and I keep refusing. Have to sign a paper every time I go in that I refuse neck and back surgery.
Sounds worse than it usually looks, I'm usually fairly mobile, except the last two weeks I've been sitting here with a pinched sciatic nerve and waiting for that to ease up a little. That happens once every year or two, too much sitting.
Well then, that's a story I don't usually tell. No sleep and too many pain meds, I reckon.
In any case, can't play anymore. One hand guitar synths on a keyboard is about it...