Back after a long absence! Hopefully for some time. A word of caution: I virtually gave up my hobby when increasing numbness in my hands made it impossible to handle my gear properly. I would drop lenses, fumble to fit flashes, take ages to adjust controls and have humilating lapses of memory leaving me doing goldfish impressions in a shoot. My doctor dismissed the symptoms as "inevitable" and suggested a hobby that did not require prolonged periods of holding up an instrument, gardening for instance!
Turns out they were classic symptoms of heart failure, found out the very hard way!