Definition of hands
hands hands n.
1. a person’s power or discretionary action; as, my fate is in your hands. Syn: custody.[WordNet 1.5]
2. The force of workers available; as, all hands on deck. Syn: work force, manpower, men. [WordNet 1.5]
A dictionary containing a natural history requires too many hands, as well as too much time, ever tobe hoped for. –Locke. ; — From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
n 1: (with `in’) guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; “my fate is in your hands”; “too much power in the president’s hands”; “your guests are now in my custody”; “the mother was awarded custody of the children” [syn: custody]
2: the force of workers available [syn: work force, manpower, men] — From WordNet (r) 2.0
41 Moby Thesaurus words for “hands”:
administration, authority, claws, clutches, command, control, disposition, domination, dominion, empery, empire, fighting force,  firepower, forces, governance, government, grasp, grip, gripe, hand, helm, hold, iron hand, jurisdiction, mastership, mastery,men, personnel, power, raj, regnancy, reign, reins of government, rule, sovereignty, sway, talons, the big battalions, troops, units,work force — From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0

Now that you have read all this you are probably wondering why I have looked up the meaning for hands.  For me the word means in general the plural of hand which equals hand made or made by hand.  Well as of late I have had some issues with doing the hand made it has been coming on for about 1 1/2 to 2 years.  But when the season started to go cold the last little bit it went crazy so I went to the doctor and my concerns have been confirmed Osteoarthritis.  Not sure what this means will happen in the future and I am working on strengthening my muscles  and such in the hopes of staying this back a little but we will see how that goes.  I know lots of people have this but that doesn’t make it any easier mentally or physically for me.  I was told this was an old woman’s disease that woman don’t usually get it till after 55.  Well I am not even 40 and I have it. There are very specific reasons for this in my life to many to go into in detail in short past sports injuries, Von Willenbrands Disease and some modern medicine induced medical reasons that have happened in the last year that I prefer not to go into detail on.  All of which contributed to this. I plan on doing handwork  till I return to my maker I hope I get the chance too.