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Having read so many stories about inappropriate or unhelpful comments made by some staff in the medical profession, I thought I would let you know about some help that came my way on Sunday.


I am experiencing extreme problems with my hands at the moment and whilst paying for an item spotted reasonably priced wheat bags for sale.


I had the most wonderful conversation with the gentleman behind the counter, he showed me some different shaped bags available, he explained in detail which parts of the body are best suited to different styles. He explained all about the health benefits and we discussed swellings and pain. He even helped me to chose the colour - some he said show dirt more than others!!


I left the shop feeling that someone had understood my problems and had offered some help. I felt very grateful for this.


Well where did I shop you may ask - no it wasn't in a pharmacy or my local Surgery or Hospital - I was in fact paying for petrol at my local filling station!


Help can be found in strange places, you just never know when you are going to stumble across it.


Warm hugs to one and all



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Hi Jane


How super to meet such kindness; it always restores my faith in human nature!! :emoticons-yes: It's so lovely to meet a sympathetic person whom you feel understands and who goes out of their way to be helpful.


I always feel very uplifted after such an encounter. :VeryHappy:

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Hello Jane


How marvellous! That sort of help makes all the difference, when hubby and I go clothes shopping we always return to a particular shop because the staff are all so helpful, I go out in a wheelchair you see. Even though there is a branch locally it's worth travelling...oh and of course they sell beautiful clothes which is also a bonus!


Take care.

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Hi to all,


I have just been reading the post about wheat bags, and buying ones which are not too expensive.

Well, just in case anybody is interested, I make and donate them our local hospice shop, which sells them as a fund raiser. The wheat is the most expensive item.


Here are the instructions Shelley put up for us on the main ISN site for heat socks (wheat bags). You do need to have a sewing machine for the fancy ones but apart from that they are very simple to make. There's a no sew version too.


Warm hugs and wishes to everybody


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Thank you for posting the item about making wheat bags - I am sitting cuddled up today with my purchased hot bag as we speak.


Am going to make some nice new bags over the weekend and can leave them at work, as well as my parents house - just in case I need one.


Many thanks



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