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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 09:26 am
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Alan. I've not had the chance to hug someone since Wednesday.
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 09:33 am (UTC)
You can e-hug me if you like.

((((((((((((((( Alice )))))))))))))))))))))
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 10:04 am (UTC)
That's lovely :-)

Esp since you and I know enough about one another that we can prop ourselves on walls, or sit down, before embarking cautiously on any hugs. I've occasionally had people grab me and sweep me into a hug, then take umbrage when my request to let go of me got repeated louder and LOUDER. I haven't yet actually fallen and become injured due to one of these hugs, and I don't want to resort to doing that as a pantomime to make the point. It's one of the things for which my wheelchair is a great help as a badge of disabled status.

Getting off topic now but I thought of you yesterday when my new physio offered to prescribe a walking frame, the kind that has a built-in seat. I've taken away a note of the frame's dimensions, when open and when folded, and I'll probably go for it. It would be very handy in our paved back yard. Until yesterday, I didn't realise that an NHS physio could prescribe such a frame the same way that the Social Service prescribed my wheelchair. No financial cost to me and, I predict, likewise to you if you decide to follow this up.
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
I too hate being caught off guard by random hugs as if I'm knocked slightly sideways I'm going to be in a lot of pain from a twanged knee. If I'm struggling with the fibro I don't appreciate tight hugs as that too causes pain. Makes things a bit difficult atr times as I'm a hugslut. I have one friend who I have to hug very very carefully as I don't want to dislocate her joints. So I always always hug her when she is seated and then very gently.

I also have Graham, an ex-bargee and now a landlubber, persuading me down the lines of getting a wheeled frame. One of my regular GPs has told me to get some knee braces, and told me that she'd prescribe them if she could but they aren't allowed to any more. For those eBay will provide some good quality ones at £20.