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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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Meet Juju

My cat is a total jerk most of the time. BUT I named him what I did, bc he IS my good juju. I found him in the middle of a highway in the middle of the night all alone. He was MAYBE 4 weeks old. Tiny little boy. He's much bigger now, but the thing is... He's my therapy cat. Any time, and I mean ANY time, I'm feeling down, upset, frustrated, etc... This is what he does. He will FORCE me to pay attention to him and pet him, which of course brings me back down to where I need to be. Calms me. I was NOT looking for another pet. I had intended to take him to the humane society. I called him, he ran to me, I picked him up... And didn't put him down (except to shower) for 3 days. After that, he was my child lol. I cannot express how thankful I am that this boy came into my life. I didn't know I needed him until I had him.

Does anyone else have a therapy pet? Like, legit? Animals are amazing. So much better than people!! (no offense) I would love to hear about anyone else's therapy pets and how they help.

#therapycat #goodjuju #Pets #amazinganimals #rescuepets #ihave4catsnowyikes

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Grounding with #EmotionalSupportAnimal

Her image flows, favorably with every angle. Delighting even in my memories. Liquid shadow, she glides and slinks. How can I not step outside my self to admire her seductive beauty? I am here, we are here. #therapycat

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Animal Therapy

Just a thought post on animal therapy and how therapeutic this little guy is for me! I got him during my lowest and although an animal cannot give you everything you want or lack in life, they will always offer cuddles and they will never leave. The sphynx breed in particular was the best option for me. This is because I hate being alone, but I also hate being around people sometimes and tend to isolate. The sphynx breed is the most affectionate and social breed of cat and they each have a very unique personality. This little guy has SO much love to show me every day. He follows my every move, whenever I talk to him he talks back (in cat, of course😅). I also hated sleeping alone and i didn’t have that problem since he came into my life. As soon as i say bedtime he runs in my bed and cuddles on my chest until we fall asleep cheek to cheek. He is my emotional support, my best friend, my therapy. ❤️ (he looks grumpy, but he just hates pics🤭) #TherapyAnimal #Therapy #Cat #therapycat #Emotionalsupport #bestfriend #animaltherapy

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My cat calms me, keeps me company, gets me out of bed in the morning, helps me sleep at night, talks to me, she is always by my side when I'm at home and I can trust her.

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I miss her so much. RIP My darling Tigger.#therapycat #

she sadly went over the Rarinbow bridge. I’m devastated as she seemed to know when I was low and come snuggle.I’m thinking of rescuing one but it won’t be the same. This is her on my knees when I was suicidal. it’s like she knew. she wouldn’t move.