Everything since we have been home has been a little bit of a struggle. Em had to re-adjust to how she felt post hospital medical treatment and I had to relive those emotions of trying to help her in that state. Late last night while we were waiting for her last round of meds before bed Emily looked at me and said that she was done letting this pain and nausea dominate her mood and outlook. And that tomorrow she was going to start to 'Kick it's Ass'.
Like most days, the morning started off a little rocky but, let me tell you, she was not bluffing last night. I can say that today was a good day and that instead of focusing on how much she still hurt, how little she could sleep, or even how hard it was to walk she began looking at the marginal increases. She got more rest yesterday than the day before. She was able to walk a bit farther than the last time. And she realized that her pain and nausea, if only by a few hairs, is better than yesterday.....and that trend is going to continue (which is greatly boosted by all of the cards and messages that she has received).
At the end of the day what is the most important? She IS here. She MADE IT through a major surgery without complications. And even though she does hurt, she IS getting better each day.
If you can't tell, today was a better day and it is only going to get better (because Emily said so!!).