I sold my flute. I've played one flute or another for near on 31 years, and on this particular one for about 20 of them, but it's time to stop. The dystonia in my left hand isn't going to go away any time soon, and practicing was just frustrating, and instead of being a pleasure, had become a habit.
It's a hand-made flute, one of relatively few made by this maker. I found a buyer for it who seems to be very pleased to be able to buy it, and right now it is in the clutches of DHL, somewhere between here and England.
P.S. to all sending good wishes: Much appreciated. I have restarted playing the piano, and bought an accordion. I played piano as a teenager, the accordion is something completely new. So I'm playing two different instruments at two levels of proficiency.