I finished 3 weeks of IVs earlier this week. I do feel better than I did BUT I’m still having coughing attacks. I’m attributing it more to asthma though. I was offered prednisone at clinic on Friday (yesterday) but I declined for the time being. I’m going to hold off and see if treatments and such can help. We all know how much I love prednisone, NOT! My lung functions were the same at FEV1 .96L/34%. My first two attempts were 33% and my last one was the 34%. I will follow-up in 6 weeks. Continue reading
Today was a regular CF clinic check up. Unfortunately I haven’t been feeling the best for about a week. I have been coughing more and coughing up more as well as super tired. This all could be playing into my depression and antidepressant med change. Continue reading
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
Today was my regularly scheduled 3 month CF check up. I am seen every 3 months for check ups unless I am sick and need to be seen sooner. It seems to be a rarity that I can have an actual check up that doesn’t turn into a follow-up from IVs or being sick. Well good news is, today was just a check up!!! Continue reading
I have what I like to call my “bucket list.” It’s a list of things that I want to accomplish before my lungs get worse and don’t allow me to do them anymore. I don’t have a written out list so much but it’s in my head. I guess I should get it out of there. One of the top things I have wanted to do since moving to East Tennessee is hiking. Let’s just say that I don’t mean the repelling off the side of a mountain kind of hiking. That would just be stupid. Haha Continue reading
Looks like I have been MIA for a month…well let me explain. I took a road trip to see my friend who lives outside of Chicago and made a few pit stops along the way to see another friend and my cousin and her family. That was a week of the past month. I had a great time and it was a lot of driving for little ol me all by myself. When I got back from my road trip, early morning football workouts started for my bonus son along with other afternoon practices. Then 3 days of baseball tryouts on top of that. So needless to say I have been a bit busy when you add in all the normal family life stuff, house work, doctor appointments, time with friends and more. I have had a few lazy days here and there and tried to take advantage of them but then I feel guilty for laying around. I feel like I should be doing something more substantial. I am blessed to be able to be home and do all the running around. The month we didn’t have my bonus son while he was with his mom was boring and we couldn’t wait for him to get home. Contrary to what some may think, I am unable to work due to the time it takes to take care of myself and how often I am sick. I am thankful my life has played out the way it has because I have time to take care of me and my family. I know how hard it was working and taking care of myself when I was working and I didn’t have my bonus kids then. I can’t imagine doing that now with all the extras in my life. It is already overwhelming when I have to be in the hospital and miss things or on IVs and am drained. Heck it is hard enough when I am not having a good day in general and have stuff to do.