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My little mascot…

Last night I really struggled to get some sleep. On Friday, while walking from a shop to a taxi, I lifted my left leg to take a step and I felt a twinge in my lower back. Then, when I went to lift my right leg to do the same, I nearly crumpled to the floor as an intense cramp went through the entire of my lower back. I managed to hobble my way to the taxi and got myself home.

I’ve been using heat pads and an anti-inflammatory gel and it’s given very little relief, but I persevered. Then, last night at around midnight I had a POTS episode whilst I was on my way to the bathroom before bed. I fainted and hit the floor hard, according to my mum. I’m just glad I wasn’t conscious when I hit the floor because I can only imagine the pain I would’ve felt.

After the episode, I really struggled to get up, get to the bathroom and get to bed. But I managed it. I took extra painkillers but I just could not get comfortable. I tried lying on my side with a pillow between my knees, I tried lying on my back with a cushion under the curve of my spine. Nothing was working. Eventually, I gave up and pulled out my laptop to do some more notes on my novel.

As usual, Loki was sticking to my side. Like he normally does when I’m unwell or in pain. He came up for lots of cuddles and fusses. Until he settled behind my fan, and slowly crawled up until his head was peeking at me from behind the screen. He looked so cute, I had to take a photo. My little mascot. Somehow… He always makes me feel better. And I feel like he really does love me back.

Anyway, I spent the night just tapping away on my laptop, listening to quiet music while I made my notes and tweaks. I just wanted to show you all how much of a good boy he is. Don’t worry - he was given lots of treats and belly rubs.

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #POTS #AutonomicDysfunction #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #EDS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Jointpain #Fainting #BackPain #cramps #Pain #InterstitialCystitis #BPD #NAFLD #LiverDisease #FattyLiverDisease #Diabetes #Migraines #Cats #Animals #TherapyPet #TherapyAnimal #therapycat

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I don't know what I'd do without mine. This is what he does when he knows Dad is feeling bad. #EmotionalSupportAnimal #Animals #furbabies #MentalHealth #Support

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Self care #Animals #Love

The most purest form of love on earth are animals ❤️❤️

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Can we post YouTube vids of animals on here or does that go against community policy? Went down the rabbit hole today and the cuteness and humor must be shared! #TheMighty #MightyTogether #Rules #Animals #Humor #DistractMe #MakeMeLaugh

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Unlimited budget. Whatever your heart desires!

I would open a sanctuary for neglected and abused animals of all kinds. Lots of acreage and lots of animal-loving workers to help love the animals back to health and happiness! #Depression #Anxiety #CPTSD #EatingDisorders #Trauma #Animals #LGBTQIA

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Watching Animal as well as other LiveCams Fills My Mighty Bucket! What about you? #FillYourMightyBucket #DistractMe #Animals #Comfort

So, at least for me, there is something about LiveCams of animals, especially BABY ANIMALS that brings a calming, comforting and more positive feeling to me. Also, a LiveCam of the beautiful Aurora Borealis! In turn, Filling My Mighty Bucket! Below are some links if you would like to check them out! Does watching animals on LiveCams Fill Your Mighty Bucket? Is there anything else that you would like to share?
#MightyTogether #Soothing


Aurora Borealis!



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So beautiful #Animals #farmyard

Isn’t the peacock such a beautiful and amazing bird? I was at a farmyard today, and the peacock proudly showed us his wonderful feathers.