When you are in the hospital, the focus is entirely on getting you out and functional again (as it should be). But why did no one ever tell me what to expect when I left? Functionality is returning, but I am so tired just in regular activities that I feel so FRUSTRATED. I want to play with my baby at night, continue to do the laundry, cook, clean, etc … but by 8pm I am ready for bed! And I desperately struggle to convey this to others, including family (all medically trained, from high level nurses to physicians).
On that note … ” a duck walks into a bar …” guess I better go continue in the appropriate thread.