Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words and loving support. It really means a lot to me and I genuinely appreciate it.
The mother was a super trooper today though I suspected (and turned out to be right) that she really wanted to punch out the gal administering the breathing tests. Everyone was very nice and very helpful today, even though it's not a medical facility I have much faith in. If we DO find out that something is wrong, we are NOT dealing with these people.
We didn't hear anything before we left the hospital this afternoon, but it sounded like all went well. I'm hoping that is what we hear tomorrow.
One of the things I saw in the waiting room today was a list of all the changes that occur in your body when you stop smoking. I'm proud to report that the mother is on her TWELFTH smoke-free day. I already recognized many of the changes in the mother that this paper described.
If you know me in real life, then you know what a tolerant non-smoker I am. I am against bans and think that some laws to prosecute offenders are unConstitutional. And I truly appreciate how hard it must be to quit. (Luckily, this wasn't a habit I ever picked up.)
But I have to tell you, those near and dear to me who smoke (you know who you are) or, if you have someone near and dear to you that smokes, I wish you would quit. Don't make me worry this way about YOU!
There. That's all. No big speech. I'll even love you for trying!