I will shortly be having a fistula created in my left forearm in preparation for dialysis treatments. This is usually located on the palm side of the arm where the veins are accessible. I've been warned not to lift anything heavy, and to protect the fistula from any bumping or damage. I've been playing bari sax for decades, and I'm wondering whether I can continue to do so. I have it in a gig bag, but even then it's about 45 pounds. And to wrestle with it and avoid contact with the left arm in the process is the real reason I'm worried. Has anyone had this situation? I'm concerned that my bari sax playing days might be over. Protecting the fistula (I've been told) basically trumps the handling and usual setup and playing of something as large as the bari.