Here is the deal with seriously difficult situations, they can test your ability to cope and your confidence in your competency. The opportunity that exists with a difficult situation is that if you can hold fast and find a way to make it through there is a significant benefit for confidence building available.
For me every difficult day that we get through makes me feel a little more confident that next time things become challenging we'll be able to handle it. These days the next difficult day is pretty much guaranteed to be tomorrow. The lesson of persistence and survival has been well learned by Stacy and I.
This week has been pretty difficult. Six hours after I posted that last update Stacy woke up with a really high temperature and another respiratory infection. It was not a good morning. We are however fairly well prepared now and with an early start on antibiotics and quick additional medical interventions it seems like we will be able to kill the bug quickly this time. The real difficulty is Stacy's respiration is really labored and intermittently blocked by mucous. Stacy describes it as terrifying.
I've said this before, and i imaginge i will again, it's been the most tiring few days. Really tough. The good news is I'm totally confident that no mater how difficult it gets we'll be able to manage it. That is the beauty of a difficult situation.
Hey thanks for the massive response from last week's update. I'm glad so many people were happy to hear some news, hopefully I'll be able to keep some info coming.