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Back from Mom's funeral

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I thought I'd let you know the outcome of my concern for getting "hurt from being hugged". First of all, let me say that I had an incredible time with my family and friends in Rochester. It was a big turn out for my Mom and even though there were tears a plenty, it was for the wonderful memories we all had. It was a powerful experience. So, as I said before, I have been in a whopping flare for weeks. I was concerned about the hugs I'd get and end up in bed for another week. I brought my cane and between that and my family understanding my situation, it worked fairly well. There were a few "older" friends that just didn't care if I were clothed in armor, they were going to hug me anyway!. So, I am sore and jet lagged but not in bed!! I thank you all for your wonderful suggestions. I think I'll be using my cane more often and who knew that it would provide support for both body and hugs. -Ann

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Hi Ann,

 

I'm glad your trip and your mom's funeral went well. I'll bet you've got loads of 'new' memories shared by family and friends to cherish.

 

Good for you, using your cane! Did you know they can also be a fashion accessory? Yes, indeedy. My husband takes delight in surprising me with a new one every now and then. My favorite came from Scotand and has a carved 'faux' ivory seal's head for a handle. It fits my hand perfectly and is just the right height. Once we put a rubber tip over the brass ferule (?) it doesn't skid on tile or wood floors. I'm so fond of it that I'll use it even when I don't honestly need it.

 

I'm glad you're home safe and well.

 

Warm hugs,


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Hello Ann

 

I am so glad it went as well as these things can and I hope your flare ends soon.

 

Take care.


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Ann,

I am glad you were able to get a few soft hugs and not so soft hugs. Next time just use that cane as a defense! I'm sure if you hold it out in front of you the people that didn't understand, will understand! :)

Funerals are so hard so I'm glad you got to spend some time with family and friends.

Hugs,

Lisa


Lisa Bulman

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Ann so glad that the occasion went well and out of a sad time came some lovely family/friends time! I'm sure your beloved mum would have heartily approved! :emoticons-yes:

 

warmth and hugs to you and hope your painful flare calms down soon

lynn x

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Ann I'm also glad the funeral went as well as it could, circumstances considered of course. You'll enjoy a lot of fond memories still yet to come as well. I hope that you can get some much needed rest now...to get over that jet lag and hopefully settle down your flare somewhat.


Sending good wishes your way!

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