Not pet's in pain...
but pets and their affects on human pain.
I have a small zoo at my house (six (6) cats and two dogs), something I worried about after my fusion surgery. I worried that I would be stressed over their need for me and I would be unable to cope with my pain and give them what they needed at the same time.
A week after surgery, I was having a bad reaction to the pain medication and decided not to take them (*not a good idea*).
However, the first night of no medication, I could not sleep. One of my cats was relentless and decided he wanted to sleep on top of me. After multiple times of trying to convince him I was not his bed for the night, I finally gave in.
I also gave into scratching him on the head, rubbing his belly and with in 20 min's he was asleep and so was I.
The next night, same story. But, it only took 10 min's for me to fall asleep.
After the fourth night, I was searching for my cat, if he did not climb up onto the bed right away! He became my little pain reliever.
Yes, I still had loads of pain (and still do) but I could get comfortable enough to fall asleep with out too much hassle.
Does any one else have pets? Have you experienced the same pain relieving affects of having a pet near you?
I just thought I'd share this, I'm in some pain this morning, so I think I will go lay down with my cat for a while...