Gallbladder is out!

Yesterday was surgery day for my gallbladder removal.  My gallbladder has been bothering me for a few months if not longer.  I had lots of gallstones per the ultrasound.  On the ultrasound, it was also constricted like it does when you are eating when it wasn’t supposed to be because I hadn’t eaten for at least 8 hours.  Then was the hyda scan which  is where they inject a nuclear substance through IV and wait for it to get into your system so they can see the things they need to see.  The hyda scan took longer than it should have because my gallbladder was playing hide and seek, it wasn’t showing up within the hour like it should have.  I had to go back for more scans/pictures an hour later and if it hadn’t shown up so slightly at that point I would have had to wait 3 more hours!  Thankfully my gallbladder showed up ever so slightly but good enough to show that it wasn’t cooperating.  When I saw the surgeon 2 days later there was no debate, it was coming out.   Continue reading

Fundraiser Fun

We had a fantastic fundraiser yesterday.  We played singo which is like bingo with song titles.  You listen to 30 seconds-1 minute of a song and if you have that song on your singo  card you mark it off.  You get a singo with 5 in a row like bingo.  Winners received gift cards to the restaurant where the event was held.  Next up was trivia.  That was a lot of fun as well.  The winners also won gift cards which were donated.  We also had 16 raffle baskets, one of which was custom made cornhole boards.  I’d say you had lot of fun things to do yesterday.

We had a great turn out showing lots of love and support.  It was greatly appreciated.  I had set a goal for myself of $1000.  Well that was surpassed twice.  We raised just over  $3000!!!

The money will go to the specific savings account we have set up for the lung fund to help cover medical costs now and for the future transplant costs.

We are truly humbled by the outpouring of love and support shown to us.  Thank you so very much for every donation.

Until next time…

Hawaii

Well I survived the trip…hahaha.  I had a great time with my family and celebrating my great uncles 90th birthday.  We went to 7 or 8 beaches, I lost count.   Another one of my must haves when in Hawaii is shave ice, we got shaved ice 5 times, yummy!  No it is not a snow cone…it’s completely different.  It is shaved ice from an ice block, not ice pellets.  Anyway that is your Hawaiian lesson for the day…haha. Continue reading

Life update

I had a CF clinic check up yesterday and all is good.  My lung functions are up 3% to 36% from 33%.  They said I sounded good and looked good.  My BMI is great at 24, yes I have some extra weight to help fight off infection.  When I’m sick I can lose weight fast because your body takes the calories you take in to fight off infection.  Not that I feel comfortable with the extra weight but everyone says, “you look so good,” so I’ll take it I guess.  If the extra weight helps me stay “healthy” (whatever that is) I try to deal with it the best I can. Continue reading

CF Awareness Month begins

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month.  This is the month many CF Foundations do their Great Strides fundraising walks.  I am very aware of CF every day obviously.  Now is the time to educate others.  If you have questions about CF or what I have to do every day feel free to comment on this post and I will answer them. Continue reading