You did something good for you -- despite having two small children and an unsupportive partner.
It is sometimes difficult to tune into oneself when one feels responsible for others. The tone of your note is disappointment -- not sure the flush was "good". The real measure is how you feel. Take time to assess. It may be subtle.
I did my first flush while my partner and child were away. I didn't have the courage you had. I felt better after my first flush -- lighter, more intact. Hard to describe.
I also only passed "waxed peas", but my pre-teen daughter noticed the results a couple weeks after she returned. My undereye area had improved remarkably. The dark cirles no longer look like bruises and it is not puffy.