Well, back on IVs starting tomorrow. I'm not feeling absolutely terrible, just coughy and tired and run-down. In other words, bad enough to want to feel better, and to know that I can't get there by myself. So I'm calling in some help, and hopefully sometime soon I can get back to feeling like this:
Yeah, yeah, I know. NO ONE looks at that photo and thinks "aww, doesn't that person look adorable!" It's okay, I'm used to playing second fiddle to this little guy.
Anyway, just wanted to give the brief health update in case I'm not around as much in the coming weeks. Assuming the antibiotics don't entirely kill what little creativity and/or brain power I have left I'll definitely try and make at least a few posts. In the meantime I'm going to focus on getting healthy and staying as in shape as possible until those new lungs of mine decide to join the party.
And I'm going to go take a really long, hot, needle-free shower.
On a more personal note, I have some amazing cousins who live in MN (um, sorry about the Vikings, Glo. If it's any consolation, I guess both our home teams lost today.). Last year Glo and her son Isaac climbed stairs to help find a cure for CF, and this year the whole family is getting in on the act. So much love and thanks in advance to Glo, Steve, Isaac, Sam, Lola, and Caleb. I'm sure I don't have to tell a blog full of CF readers how impressive it is that my family is willing to climb stairs to help make CF stand for "Cure Found." I mean seriously, talk about dedication! It makes me feel unbelievably loved and supported to know that even when this disease can feel so overwhelming, there are just amazing people out there standing with us in this fight. To the Beatty-Ruff family, and to anyone who has ever donated or walked or climbed or skiied for CF -- you are my personal heroes. (Even more so if you're also an organ donor!!)
Much love and goodnight, beautiful people.
- 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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