Mildly gross below the cut.
My cat had diarrhea, which shouldn’t be too big a cause for worry. But then she was acting even more energetic than usual, and part of me was convinced it was because she was in pain. Because I used to act like that, as a kid. I’d be extra energetic to distract myself.
I need to include that stuff in my thinking about myself and anxiety and trauma, don’t I?