Saturday, January 25, 2014

I've got Bronco fever...

Time on my hands = a new blog look.  A week ago last Friday I started running low grade fevers and they have been basically non-stop ever since.  I went to do my rehab on Tuesday and it was brutal.  I had to slow way down to breathe because my heart rate was so elevated--from the fevers I think.  CF center said to ease up on the exercising and get fluids down me.  So I've been flopping around and drinking water like a sponge.  I was just short of three weeks off IV's when all this began and the previous two weeks I had felt better than I have in quite some time.  I should have knocked on every wooden surface within spitting distance.  People were telling me I looked good and I had the audacity to say I felt good too. Might as well put a bulls-eye on my chest playing fast and loose with the CF Force that way.

Somehow I need to make things work so I can get out to my Duke appointment scheduled for the 10th of February.  They gave me almost 4 months of freedom and I was determined not to go back with newly cleaned-out lungs like I've had the past three times.  I wanted them to see the true me in all my crackly, wheezy glory.  Not sure how it's gonna work.

On a much happier note, our mighty Broncos are Superbowl bound!  I've worn my team t-shirt the past two games and refuse to wash it just in case Peyton and the boys need some of the lucky mojo still clinging to my #18 apparel.  Bronco mania is everywhere.  One can not turn on the news without hearing what Peyton had for breakfast, what the newly-projected weather forecast is for Giant's stadium (it changes daily), what Peyton had for lunch, what the injury status is for key players, what Peyton had for dinner, and on and on it goes.  I am loving every minute of it.  After thinking we were set to win last year and then going out in the first round of the play-offs, we fans believe our team deserves this chance to win it all this year.  GO Broncos!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 good riddance...

What a year this has been.  I've had a difficult time writing my blog because to quote a famous film star, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nuthin' at all."  Yep Thumper, that about sums it up.  Between spending all of 2013 in different degrees of dizziness, to cataract surgery with its three months of wearing ugly glasses, to an embolization that did more harm than good, to being diagnosed with glaucoma, to IV's every two months with new side effects of stomach pain and mini migraines, to losing more lung function, together with other family stresses,  2013 hasn't exactly made my top ten list.

I just finished up another 25 day course of IV meds two days after Christmas and although I am not coughing near as much or feeling so congested, I seem to be breathless doing the least little thing.  Not sure what to make of this but really don't want to mention it to my CF team for fear I'll be admitted for stronger meds (the ones that scare my kidneys) and I just wanna give my poor body a break.  We'll see how things shake out in the next week or two.

Christmas was very low key this year. Found out Amazon is a sick girl's best friend since I didn't feel like leaving the house most of the month.  Due to my Prime account with them and the speedy "Men in Brown," we were spared a Dickensesque Christmas however.  Even Christina's holiday box made it to Virginia in the nick of time (a Christmas miracle!) which would have been doubly tragic since she couldn't make it home this year.  On a strange but true note, we decided to take down our Christmas tree early (usually wait till after New Year's) because the green-covered metal thing caused interference with the wireless network thus causing all our computer electronics to go randomly on the fritz.  Christmas tree or internet connectivity--we have our priorities!  

Here's to a great new year in 2014!  May I be as blessed (because despite all my complaining, I truly was) as I have been in the past.  May you see the blessings in your life as well I pray.