Lucy. Much needed love and company

Today is my least favourite of the month. It’s the day my period turns up, bringing along the familiar disappointment with it, the crippling pain and of course the worry of missing work, yet again. Since 4am this morning I’ve been awake with debilitating pain, it’s 10am now and I’m just being allowed some respite before it all kicks off again. I deal with this all day, completely alone, I get a few hours of respite followed by pain that sends me out of my mind. Getting up, even for a glass of water kicks the pain off again, so I limit my movements as much as possible.

So yes, today is a struggle, but one little thing that keeps me going is my Lucy. I totally appreciate that not everyone loves cats as much as I do – but for me, she’s my saviour at this time of the month, she just doesn’t leave my side. It’s a real comfort and I’d be lost without her, she absolutely knows when I’m feeling unwell like this.

We found Lucy online from a private seller. We had picked up Freddie our boy cat the previous day and decided on a whim to get a friend for him. Lucy wasn’t a very happy kitten when we got her, she was covered in fleas and had worms. She had sad eyes but also a bit of an attitude and I was worried we had made a mistake. I couldn’t have been more wrong. A month or two of getting her sorted and she was a different cat. Loving, friendly and there isn’t an aggressive bone in her body.

I can never resist taking a photo of her looking so sweet, and decided this morning to look back over previous months when I had taken photos of her during the first day of my period,  and thought I’d share them, as they really are very sweet.

So I need to get over the hump of today, and then onto the next month (month 15 of trying) for us.

SC x

PS the first photo below is right now and the rest go back over the past 7 months 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Lucy. Much needed love and company

      • I’m not sure where we got the name Banjo – we usually only call him that when he is naughty. Usually its Banjie-Pie. Ridiculous! Unfortunately the spots were not a good sign – they rarely are for me and always fill me with a sense of dread 😦 On to the next month for me.

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  1. I also have a cat that knows just when I need the most comfort! She sticks by my side whenever I’m I’ll, and I get a horrible cd1 where I’m in agony and she’s just there. She appeared on our doorstep in 2012 and hasn’t left since! So glad you’ve got a little cutie like Lucy, she’s beautiful! Hope you’re feeling okay today xx

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  2. Aw, what an adorable kitty! I hope she’s providing comfort, and sorry you’re so miserable. 😦 CD 14 for me tomorrow, so I’ll probably be joining you in misery soon. Solidarity fist bump!

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    • Love the solidarity bump, thank you! I hope you don’t join in my misery, I really don’t – I find the nearer I get to my period coming the more convinced I am that I might be pregnant, the symptoms before af are just too damn similar to supposed pregnancy symptoms – how are we supposed to stay sane?! x

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  3. Hi Sam! Just came across your blog – thanks heaps for sharing! I hope you are feeling better today. I have a cat/BFF as well – her name is Annie – and she is such great company & support. We have been trying for about as long as you & M. We very lucky enough to get pregnant straight away last year but then I miscarried early on, and we haven’t had any luck since. Writing about it definitely helps. I can’t believe how similar we are! Googling stuff ALL THE TIME, always thinking every little thing means I MUST BE PREGNANT and then the heart breaking disappointment when I’m not. Keep writing & we’ll all get through this together while having some fun at the same time 🙂 Take care! Sonja

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    • Hi Sonja, lovely to “meet” you! Love the name Annie, cats are so loving despite having such a bad reputation for being aloof.
      I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, I can’t imagine how difficult that must be. I love your positive attitude though, just what I wanted to hear tonight 🙂 x

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