@Jamie wow! That nurturing mother post you just reposted to CLS is amazing! I vote that it should be included in the reading list that Layla and others post to new members! I'm not a mother but the part about the husband's perceptions is so true. Mine was attentive but was exhausted after 2 days of 'doing everything'. And it applies to everyone when they start getting up and around a bit, that the perception of others (friends, family, employers) is that you are completely healed - but as we know that is a long way off. I'm so happy I read that post. Thank you.