I'm way behind again. Eek, such is my life these days.
DrJen--I can relate to your story of the cancer patient. My mother-in-law died of cancer a couple of years ago. Breast to brain to lung to liver.... it was a nasty chain of events. The lung was the one that was called terminal, but her husband kept saying how he knew she was going to beat this. The last month she was in hospice care and I took the kids to see her every day. She was in a coma, but whenever I spoke to her husband he'd say things like "She's really sleeping a lot; it's good that she's resting and healing." I'd come away from the conversations wondering if I were the jerk for not believing she was getting better, or not seeing the signs of wellness that her husband seemed to be seeing.
It sometimes sucks to be the realistic one.
memiles--Thanks so much for the information on iron! For the past few months I've been complaining to DH that I'm just so tired all the time. Even when I get nine hours of sleep at night, I still find myself dozing off in the afternoon, which doesn't feel normal to me. I'll have to see if supplements of some sort will help.
Zub--I'm so sorry your mom isn't giving you the emotional support you need. I hope if my kids decide to have babies of their own, I'll be able to be reassuring. So much of discussions about mothering tend to turn into battles of one-upmanship, which is a terrible way for people to treat each other.
I'm so sorry you didn't get enough rest; it was so hard when my little ones were really little and I would have done anything for a little more sleep. You deserve sympathy and understanding, and I'm sorry you aren't getting it at home. I don't know you in person, but from what I've read here, I think you are an amazing mother to your boy, and you are doing an incredible job of balancing motherhood with work. I admire you a great deal.
I'm hoping to get out for a run today, after DH wakes up. My knees have been giving me trouble again, though, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it. Barefoot running is intriguing and I'll probably do some of that this summer when weather permits, but I think I'll also invest in a really good pair of sneakers. It's been a very long time since I've had new shoes, and I'm hoping new gear will be a quick fix to my problems. Likely, huh?
I'll have to find a place with running experts to advise me and help me choose; I'm overwhelmed by too many choices and lack of knowledge.