Everyone seems surprised I’m home. Before I left, I asked the nurse if I was going home early. She said, “not early for you, but compared to many other people, yes.” As Matt was loading up the car, she sat and chatted. She told me I have a high pain tolerance and low anxiety levels and those really contributed to my quick recovery. I was so grateful that she took the time to tell me that. It is a good reminder to me to stay calm, to stay on course and to appreciate life where it is. I know I might have other difficult times coming up – but I will remember.