[This is part two in a three part series where I talk about living with a chronic illness. Please click here to read part 1 to get caught up!]
Bringing Ember home was not a joy filled experience like you may see in the movies when a family comes home from the hospital with a new baby. Her first few months were filled with pain, suffering, and fear. I was in pain from the delivery and the surgery. I was afraid to take care of her even though she was my third child. My pain was keeping me from doing everyday things like walking and lying down and now I had a little human who was relying on me all hours of the day.