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I Bought My Own "get Well" Flowers!

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Hi!

 

I had a tough week last week.   I received some damage assessments after 30 years of celiac.  I went home and wanted to discuss them, but found my husband slept already!  The next day, I called a couple of friends which couldn't talk.  Thank you people on the forum for listening!

 

As some may know I like to give people flowers around here.  ****  Someone might be able to make better flowers on the computer, but these are quick and I know how to make them.  Well, they look maybe a little like flowers.

 

Last Friday I went visiting a friend at the nursing home.  A flower shop stood just next door and I thought I would get her some.  As I approached the shop pondering how, when someone is sick, we bring flowers, but when one suffers from 30 years of celiac, we often don't notice.  Inside the shop, I selected a nice little flower arrangement.  Another arrangement stood out as being nice, so I picked it to take home with me.  Then I got Get Well cards to attach to both.  I hoped to get my friend to sign the card on mine and then I could bring it home!  At her house, I found she wasn't in sight, so I set the arrangement on the table and walked out.

 

At home, my children were very interested in who gave us flowers.  I said that "Dad's money bought the flowers."  I then left the get well card by the flowers and asked the little ones to sign it.  They got nearly everyone to sign the card, but I think some were confused who the flowers were for!

 

Well, I couldn't have picked a better rose and baby breath display myself!

 

I hope others will find this hilarious as I did.

 

By the way, I discovered the local flower shop is fairly cheap, if you just buy the flowers  without the vase.  No, doubt, the money I got with a greeting card will buy some more!

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Oh, yes, definitely, that's the spirit.  ;)

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I love buying myself flowers, and would certainly encourage others to do it ******:)

You are right that we don't get to 'mark' our condition. Your story reminds me of my Mum. She was medically retired in her 40s with ME (but I see a host of gluten type symptoms...) When she hit 60 she said she was missing out on a rite of passage, so I got balloons and flowers and asked people to send cards and we had an 'official' retirement.

We all need acknowledgement *****

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