I've been a longtime reader of your blog and I am so grateful for its presence in my life.
Today, after years of daily reading, I experienced it as actual proven medicine and couldn't resist telling you the story.
I went to the doctor this afternoon because at my last visit I was told (for the first time in my life) that my blood pressure was high. The nurse had taken it, and then about 15 minutes later, the doctor took it, and both times it was high. It had been my first visit seeing a new doctor, so I thought it might just be nerves. But it had me worried nevertheless. Today, I found myself nervous again, probably because I was worried about my blood pressure being high. The nurse took it and indeed it was high. Then she left me alone to wait for the doctor and I decided to calm myself by looking back at Wylla's photos on my iPhone (Charlene, Audrey, and Baxter Lamm were in there, too, of course).
Well, let me tell you: it worked! When my doctor arrived, she took my blood pressure and it was perfectly normal. She asked how I spent the time, because she was genuinely surprised at the dramatic change in the numbers. My answer, "looked at kitten pictures online," prompted a smile.
I'm not much of a commenter on the blog because I'm a pretty private person, but today I feel the need to say: Thank you, Laurie, for all that you do, for the kitties, for the community, and for me. The IBKC brings me so much joy every day. And it truly is good medicine.
Thank you so much for sharing your sweet story, lovely anonymous person! I've always suspected kittens have this effect on us, and now we have documented proof!
Kittens ARE good medicine, and here's your daily dose!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I feel better now. Thank you, Wylla.
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