I'm also feeling weirdly possessive and protective. We have lots of friends who want to help, and I just want to be left alone. I'm sure once I have him home I will be fine in a day or so. Right now I'm all Mama Bear. I want to hole up in my cave.
Totally understandable, especially after having to deal with the hospitals and such, which is really draining in every possible way.
Take the time you need; we'll be around to help out when you're ready...
Thanks, hon. Glad to have him home. I feel the tension finally starting to fade just a little.
That's one of the reasons why I'm "staying away."
I know you and love you both very much....and don't want to be a hovering friend. If you need anything, I am sure that you know you can call me anytime (even at 4am.)
Thanks so much, hon. It's definitely good to have him home!
The last thing anyone wants while recovering is friends hovering and worrying over them. That's a job for the wifey. :D
Yeah, a day or two of peace is definitely A Good Thing.
What other people have said. If we were needed, we'd drop everything and be there, but often there's not much people can do. You two spending time together and figuring out what he needs and how to best provide it is what's best right now.
And like I told him earlier today, before you know it he'll be back on his feet and this will just be an unpleasant memory.
One more adventure in a long life of 'em.
Totally understandable! Tell us when you're ready for us again :)
Thanks, hon. We will be seeing you all next Friday, for certain!
You may have to politely tell a few clueless friends, "Thank you, but we want some time to ourselves." Possibly more than once. The third time, sterner measures are called for. I recommend a boot to the head, myself.
Thanks. I know you, of all people, definitely understand where I'm coming from. Compared with what you guys have been through, this is a walk in the park.
Accept casseroles. Rain check everything else.
It's all good, toots. It's all good.
Casseroles definitely welcome!
Hole up in your cave and hibernate. But please let me know if you want me to drop off food or take out or bake cookies or anything. I am more than happy to leave it on your doorstep.
Food would not be turned down. I feel better after a decent night's sleep, but there is definitely recovery time to go around.