Someone should write a book, “How to survive other people’s illness when you have chronic illness.” My five year old had surgery this morning, and I am exhausted. I didn’t even do anything besides sit and rub her head for most of the day, and yet somehow I am more exhausted then I usually am after a busy day. Thank goodness my wonderful husband volunteered to stay at the hospital tonight, I know there is no way I would be able to sleep on those uncomfortable beds. Thankfully my daughter is generally healthy and will be back to normal in a few weeks, but I have to wonder about people who have chronic illness who have to deal with other people’s illnesses. How do they do it?