Welcome back Billibob, I'm sure that it wont take too long for the fingertip calluses to rebuild, but I am sure that we can all relate to how your fingers must be feeling.
35 years of playing eh? Yes, you're going to fit it just right here. Why? Because a great many of us here have been at it as long and in some cases even longer, the one thing that unites most
of us is the fact that we all still wonder why we aren't better at playing than we are!!
Make yourself at home and have a good look around, there are some great things going on here as I'm sure you'll discover.