I pretty much know the feeling Marty... I have developed arthritous real bad in my left hand and if I can sqeeze hard enough to make a fist, my fingers don't release... It's very, very painfull to bend them back with my right hand... Fingers are swollen real bad for the first 2 - 3 hours every morning too... I can no longer play guitar, had to quit the band, which broke my heart... Spent the last 8 years putting a good one together... I also have a hard time enjoying this hobby and making things and holding them to cut, sand, or paint... It SUCKS BIG TIME... Maby we can use our teeth !!! LOL !!!Thank you all very much.I have secondary aggressive multiple Sclerosis,simple little things are a hard task.