Some people get three months maternity leave, some get six months, but hourly workers get what they can afford. Since I was an hourly employee at the time of my child’s birth, I could only take off enough work that I could afford to take off without pay. So only after a month of life threatening complications, slow recovery, healing and resting…I went back to work. I look back on that time and know how desperate I was to “normalize” my life again after almost losing my life but looking back, I would have done so many things different. Each day is to be taken as an appreciation, a life to live, a day to cherish. Work can wait!