I have found that trauma aside, the first time is often the most fascinating, exciting, interesting. Sometimes also the most difficult.
Luckily I have had little in the way of trauma with any of my offspring, but have certainly experienced a lot myself. Lots of surgery, bone grafts, skin grafts, rebuilt limbs, followed by stage four cancer. It comes of a low boredom threshold and a liking for adrenalin creating pastimes. I guess I tend to make light of such things as any other approach — for me — doesn’t help.
You are correct, I was looking at the the article on my iPhone and your header tickled my funny bone. Sorry. I didn't mean to offend.