I guess it's smart to be stingy with the down times, though. I know that if I only focus on what gets me down, it's hard to pull myself out of that funk.
Laughter -- lots of laughter! (Wonder if there is a laughing club near you?)
(Some of the darkest humor I've heard comes out of disabilities and chronic illness.)
Ever since a f/t colleague decided to share all the departmental gossip with me about 1.5 years ago, I've noticed that my attitude about my job and my co-workers has soured tremendously, so there's something to be said for taking breaks and limiting the negativity.
OTOH, I'm not saying you need to be an inspiration to us or anybody else. YOu might remember that I have an older sister with DS. IN fact, there are lots of disabilities and chronic illnesses in my family and it just sucks.
I guess I'm saying it's best not to go to either extreme.
But please keep us updated as you are willing!
Keiki's Makuahine (Keiki's Mom) 51, dh 52
Keiki: b. 2002 after 3 months bedrest
Natural conception following ZIFT/chem. pg
Olivia: b. 1999 d. 1999
28-week preemie, ptl cause unknown
Natural conception after 1 mc
ttc since 1998