Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Hand Yoga Flowers and Kisses

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Support from others can make us heal faster. Well, that is not any new news. I cannot help but remembering growing up with a different kind of compassion.

When Someone was hospitalized we were many visiting and brought flowers and cards that were filling the patients table.

My mom told me not to bring them home, that was bad luck. So all the flowers were brought to the nurses coffee room.

A nurse told me that today many are allergic to flowers, that is why many hospitals are forbidding flowers. How sad, flowers make you feel good. (If you are not allergic) We patients attend to smile when we see the gorgeous flowers, and we talk about the flowers, instead of sickness. (That comes later in our conversation)

My wonderful children brought in flowers and me and my roommate kept talking about them every day. It was a joy for my (our) healing, looking at the flowers during the day.

Does your hospital allow your patients flowers?

Rehabilitation started, and I was filled with joy– even if it hurts, but it’s positive pain.

Amazing staff at the physio therapy Intermedtris das TherapieZentrum. Gentle and loving, my hand thrives.

However, another therapist that makes wonders, and with the best healing kisses, is from Oregon.

Our 28 year old rescue horse that is now rescuing me. Best Nurse Ever!

That’s Amore!

Rehabilitation

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Finally!

Today I start my rehabilitation to get the movement back in my right hand fingers.

It’s amazing how much we need our thumb.

Frustrating not to be able to do what I normally do, things I have done thousands of times without thinking. Like Button my pants, my bra, shirt, opening jars, taking off and putting on horse blankets… you name it! Try yourself not to be able to use your thumb….my favorite thing….writing!!!!

But slowly I have made progress, and I have to thank my children 13 and 11 years old for their amazing support. Cooking, making coffee and making me feel better (and seen and sometimes wiping off my tears)

I never thought a dog bite could create so much danger and damage! I have been lucky with all The thousands of dogs I have been working with without a scratch.

I noticed though, when dogs are coming barking towards me — and I am not prepared, I sweat!

Not good, something I truly need to work on too.

But the best thing is that Sammy( that was attacked) is home and doing wonderful. To kiss him and feel his stinky breath again.

That’s Amore!

Two Souls

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Two souls. Two eyes. Two minds.

He is always there for you, holding you up.

Listening without sighing or rolling his eyes at you. Your best friend.

Just there without any words, but comforting more than from those with words.

That’s Amore!

Dog Attack

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I had to go in to hospital after a nasty dog bite. Some asked why I tried to separate the dogs. In moments of panic and scream you try to do quick things, solutions.

I have worked with thousands of dogs but never have I seen a situation like this one!

The 30 kg dog attacked Sammy 12 kg without any warning and it was a direct go for kill.

I first tried the water bucket assisted by horrified Max (and Sammy is his dog)

The chewing from the big jaws on Sammy’s throat.

Then I reached for a kind of vacuum machine to hit the head with— which broke No reaction from the dog!

I tried push his eyes in. Make him snap out of it!

When Sammy passed out in his jaws, yes, I tried to bend his jaw open while Olivia tried to suffocate him. That’s when he open his mouth but he was quick, like jaws! And I tried to protect the kids in case he would turn around towards them. He was hanging in my hands.

Would I do it again? Yes!

My wounds looked like nothing compared to Sammy. My first instinct was Sammy’s life. So I drove him bleeding like crazy to our veterinarian that did a good job.

Sammy was in severe shock and we needed a special ct scan to see if his throat was damaged. I drove Sammy to another veterinarian one hour away, and yes still I didn’t think of my fingers.

I even parking on handicap without thinking.

Late, I returned home, and cleaning off my wounds.

In the night that’s when it start to hurt and swollen

I fed the dogs, and then went to the ER

I didn’t try to be a hero — only to save our beloved dog, Sammy!

I stayed for a couple of days, however, now I am home if I clean my wounds and makes a new hand-wrap.

It was so sad staying in the hospital, for many reasons.

Later, I will share my thoughts and experiences.

Have a great Little Christmas 🎄

Honesty

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Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn’t realize how much they’ve been brainwashed.

Many say I am to nice, cut nice. Not to be mistaken by being kind. Nice is someone who apologize for everything, even when someone else did wrong.

I was an easy target 🎯 You easily become like that since growing up your mind has been programmed to be confused by adults. As an adult you continue in the same pattern until someone opens your eyes and heart.

That’s Amore!

Time together with You

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Volunteering together with my children has always been a joy. I try to do it at least two days a month — do I count all the volunteering hours rescuing animals for our own organization, then we do it every day!

Hands up for America, which is fantastic (many times) with all their different volunteering programs.

You can try new things, get free education, and give back to your community.

When it’s popcorn delivery at my daughters school, it’s a great time to visit her environment. Meet teachers and school friends.

I get another feeling when my daughter tells me about her days, and I am connecting with her stories.

Max had a day off from his school and could join me. Afterwards he told everyone that wanted to listen, he couldn’t wait until he starts middle school.

Little scary, but mostly exiting of course!

This is in an American school, in Germany.

That’s Amore!

Helping Hands and Hearts

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In a couple of hours am I meeting a woman I admire in many ways.

She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Kainos. A ministry working against human trafficking and sexual exploitation in prostitution.

Their vision is to see freedom for victims of human trafficking and sexuality exploitation with an opportunity for a new life.