I've come to a conclusion:
The worst thing about writing a health blog is that when you're not sick, there's never much to report. And the best thing about writing a health blog is, well, when you're not sick and there's really nothing to report.
Life with CF is funny like that.
Anyway, as you might have guessed from the opener, I'm not sick and there's really not much to report. The weather in NYC is getting warmer, it's almost Spring and with it comes the oh-so-exciting end to cold/flu/sinus infection season. Seriously, I am so so happy about that. I also love that I'm feeling healthy right now and able to enjoy the brisk but sunny weather with my puppy. It's been far too long.
The one thing I will say about CF is that you learn to really appreciate feeling healthy. I think one of the reasons the 6 weeks of IVs wasn't really too tortuous was really just b/c it felt so damn amazing to have 6 weeks of freedom from feeling really sick. And now that they're over AND I'm feeling healthy. . . well, let's just say I'm making the most of this weekend. Last night I was out with work friends, today brunch with my best guy friend, a lazy stroll together around TriBeCa, fun in the dog run, and then a birthday party this evening. But tomorrow is the real coup de grace - brunch and an afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum with my sister. The Met is something I don't get out to all that often but that I absolutely love everytime I actually do, and it has an African textile exhibit right now that we both really want to go see. (By the way, for those who don't know my sister, she is an AMAZINGLY talented high-end fashion designer who is currently the sole designer for a new fashion line that was started by her entrepreneur friend Max and uses fabrics from Kenya. Check it out at www.sunony.com! It's sold in NYC, LA, and Paris.)
Imagine, a whole day of wandering around, taking in one of the best art museums in the country, and not having to stop every five minutes because of exhaustion and/or breathlessness! Sounds amazing, doesn't it?
Knowing the complexities of relatively severe-stage CF (yeah, I admitted it), I'm sure I'll be back on the blogging bandwagon soon enough. Until then though, I hope you guys will forgive me if I take a much needed break to enjoy the rest of my life.
- I am a 33-year-old wife, sister, daughter, friend, law school graduate, CFer, lifelong student of public service, blog writer, patient, Sagittarius, reader, Top chef fan, double-lung transplant recipient (twice!), and dog owner living in Colorado's beautiful Mile High City. I love all things colorful, funny, inspiring, or needlessly sarcastic. I share my city with about 2,500,000 other remarkable people, share my disease with 70,000 other beautiful souls, share my life with some unbelievable family and friends, and share my apartment with one very handsome guy and one really fat mutt with a kick-butt personality. We make it work.
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