Re: Rock and a hard place.
That's a real shame, Ian. Hope things improve soon.
When I stopped playing I bought a cheap djembe at a market to tide me over. Also had a pair of bongos. It's good to have something to keep tapping on, although if worst comes to worst we always have our thighs (and anything else in the house that's hittable).
Actually, since I live in a flat, I'd do more drumming on my thighs / desks / railings etc than I get to play on my kit!