Pain relieving cuddle

pain relieving cuddleToday’s Vitamin B12 self-injection was a major fail. It ended with two bruised and painful thighs, some blood and a minor freak-out.

This was especially disappointing because my self-injection on Wednesday went so smoothly that I was just starting to feel semi-confident in this! Though I’m deeply grateful that my doctor is allowing me to self inject this critical vitamin, I find I still hate it. I love that I’m getting the treatment I need — while I still hate needles and jabbing myself feels impossible. What can I say? I’m complicated. And determined. I just keep reminding myself that I’m facing my needle phobia because I have to — this is the only way to treat my autoimmune pernicious anemia (a chronic condition I’ll be managing for the rest of my life).

While resting from today’s unsuccessful jabbing, my sweet little Abby came to comfort me. She curled herself around me with her head and neck gently resting on my battered thigh. I could feel the warmth of her cuddling ease the throbbing pain and calm my shattered nerves. It’s times like this that feel so special and magical.

Today’s #OneGoodThing was an incredible pain-relieving cuddle from Abby.

Day 106 of 366.


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