Cats Help Ease the Pain of Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)

suffers from hidradenitis suppurativa

For Jen Johnson, it’s no exaggeration to say her cats saved her life. Disabled since she was 28, Johnson, now 39, suffers from hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory skin condition resulting in the development of skin lesions and infection of sweat glands. According to Johnson, the condition can be life-threatening and also leads to depression and social isolation.

“It’s a very lonely, debilitating disease, and 100 percent, without my cats I would not be here,” she says.

“There are times where I haven’t wanted to get out of bed for three days, and having these cats has made me do it. It’s given me a purpose and helps me to cope with each day, because I may just stay in bed for a whole week if I didn’t have them.”

Source: Rescued Persians Help Ease the Pain of Woman’s Chronic Illness – Catster


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