This morning started early and undoubtedly exhausting. My follow up appointment for my post 2 week antibiotic course was in Santa Barbra earlier this morning. When I arrived at my appointment we began with the usual pulmonary function test(PFT’s). This test shows how well my lungs are working. The test measures lung volume, capacity, […]
Motivating and challenging ourselves to set and achieve goals is often easier than I think most people believe. I just finished a 2 week IV antibiotic course. I am determined to make it my last for as long as I am capable. Some of it is out of my control but, a lot of it […]
It is Friday September 1st at about 3:00 a.m. and I can’t sleep. I’ve always had trouble sleeping but never like this. I feel emptiness as if there is a shadow living inside of me right now, as if I’m being defeated by its sorrow. I am at Cottage Hospital being treated with a 2 […]
There are some days when I try to understand why certain things happen. Often times there is a reason, but sometimes it may take a while to understand what that reason is. When I was diagnosed with CF, I was young and unable to understand to the impact on me and my future. A future […]
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease someone is born with that effects mostly the lungs. It can also cause damage to the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and digestive system. CF affects the cells that produce mucus, causing a thick sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and other organs. This can cause extensive lung […]
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