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    Do you ever find that you just need a Hug?

    Asked by GGP on Monday, April 15, 2013

    Do you ever find that you just need a Hug?

    Being a cancer fighter or survivor, people tend to think we are strong. I'd say that's a fair statement, but strong doesn't mean we are concrete statues. Can you just use a hug every now and then?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      Yes. My issue is that I have never been the type of person to ask for one. So when someone say "you look like you need hug" and gives me one...those are the ones that mean the most.

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Not a patient, not a caregiver but speaking as a healthcare provider...GOD YES!!!!!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I think that's what's so irritating about hearing how "STRONG" I am all the time--they think I can handle all of this cancer stuff--the treatments, side effects, WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE--and that I must not need anything, including hugs! (When ACTUALLY, the human "touch" is more meaningful and cherished by me now than ever before!)

      over 3 years ago
    • sandikf's Avatar

      Oh yes always need a hug. Sometimes a hug from an aquaintance vs close one is better for me- less likely to cry. My oldest sister and I know just by looking at each other whether there shold be a hug. But I'll take all the hugs I cna get :) Most ppl don't know the 'strength' is an act a lot fo times

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Hugs are necessary. I wish I'd gotten more while in treatment.

      over 3 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      YES!!!!.... Ticklingcancer said it best for me... :)
      My neighbor lady still comes over every now and again she ask how I'm doing and she just comes in and gives me that hug. And you know what makes me feel so much better!.
      Big Hugs to everyone today!!!...

      over 3 years ago
    • vet613's Avatar

      I need more and more all of the time. Don't know if that means I am stronger or weaker. The difficult realities of cancer keep rearing their ugly little heads making me more prone to needing hugs.

      Hugs to all today,

      over 3 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar

      Even just a hand on the arm or shoulder makes me feel better.

      over 3 years ago

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