The Stress of Fatherhood

Well today marks the end of a very stressful day for me, as part of a very stressful week, and indeed a very stressful quarter. The specific issue today was my 21 month year old son was in for day surgery. He was diagnosed with a condition requiring surgery three months ago, the same weekend I was diagnosed with DVT, and today was the day it came to a head.

We weren't even sure it was going to go ahead today as he had a mild cold yesterday, but we've been praying for him and drugging him up and in the end it did. It all went well – which is a real answer to prayer – but when he woke up, man, it all hit me at once. I am one of those guys who feels the emotional stress only after the crisis is over. Boy do I feel exhausted this evening. But relieved.

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