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Old 10-21-2016, 06:40 PM #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: ....if you say so...

I know what you mean. I tend to shy away from hugs and handshakes especially if its a man who is giving it to me. They tend to be a little rougher in their hugs and handshakes. I have actually told people "its nothing personal but I prefer not to hug or shake hands due to a medical condition I have." Most people take it pretty well but some do not. The only hugs I won't refuse are the ones I get from my granddaughter. I am willing to go through the pain just so I can hold her in my arms and soak up all her love. She knows that grandma has something wrong with her but doesn't understand what it is. I tell her she has to give grandma gentle hugs. And when she spends the day and then overnight with me I just tell her that grandma needs to lie down for awhile and she understands. We will crawl in bed together and read or just talk. I love that child more than anything.
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