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My little bully babies are growing up.  Sarge & Stella turned 6 at the beginning of July and T-Bone turned 8 at the end of July.

We celebrated Sarge & Stella's birthday at home with some special treats from the local pet store.  T-Bone got to be at his favorite place on his birthday (our cabin in WV).  Unfortunately I was a bad dog mom and forgot his birthday hat and treat, but he got extra loving and sang to multiple times.

T-Bone had his bi-annual check up just before his birthday and had a good report.  We are changing his eyedrops due to the formula change in what he was using - it was making his eyes red and itchy. And then, in his ear (not the one that just had surgery) we noticed a tick like thing in one of the folds. He got very irritated with us when we messed with it, so thankfully his appointment was the next day, so I figured I'd let them piss him off.  Turns out, its not a tick.  The vet said it looked just like the mass that he saw in his other ear cana…
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Speeding Heart

Greetings!  Hope this finds everyone doing well!!

It's been rather quiet around here lately, which I will not complain about!

We had a busy start in July with traveling, but then got to spend some time at home and then back at camp last weekend.

The last week of July was busy with appointments.  T-Bone went to the vet, then I had a dermatologist and cardiologist appointment.

I'll share more about T-Bone in an upcoming Pupdate 🐾.

My dermatologist was great.  I've been going bi-annual since I had a funny mole, but I'm happy to report that I have been approved to go back to annual visits since I haven't had anything suspicious in 2 years! Yippee!

Then there was the cardiologist.  If you need caught up, read here and here.  This appointment was to have my echocardiogram and get hooked up for my 48 hour monitor.  My heart still does it's weird stuff with fluttering and some palpitations, so I was actually really excited that it was being weird on the day of my app…

Cheers to 11 years!

It's truly scary how fast time goes by sometimes.  I feel like I just wrote this blog post.   This past weekend, Will and I celebrated our 11th anniversary! Holy cow!!  We were in Johnson City, TN visiting some of our friends and Will played in the Member-Guest golf tournament (which they won - woohoo!).  We had a spectacular time!!

Being our anniversary, we heard that Will was lucky that I "let" him play golf that weekend.  When I hear someone say they "let" their spouse or significant other do something...it makes my skin crawl.   Please take no offense if you said that to us.  I just wanted to hit on a point that we find so beneficial in our relationship.

We are a team.  A single unit.  We do not grant permission for one of us to do something.  There is not one of us that makes decisions, controls the other, or is the boss.  Do we discuss things? Yes.  Do we always agree on things? No. But, it's our job to support one another and compromise in times we d…

Playing catch up

Looks like I went missing again.  Sorry.  So here's a little run down of what's been going on since my last post.

1) I turned 34!! Woohoo!  I love birthdays!!  We kept it pretty simple - did dinner out with our friends and just enjoyed our time together.
2) We went to North Dakota!  We visited Will's side of the family which we haven't seen in a VERY long time.  I can't believe it was almost 9 years since I was up there.  How horrible is that?  We had a FABULOUS time celebrating his cousins wedding and just catching up with family.


3) TMI - I got my IUD replaced.  🙈
4) My brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece visited and of course I cherished every minute.  We didn't get a whole lot of time together, but it was fabulous.  We were able to celebrate their birthdays while they were here.  I've never missed a birthday with them and don't plan on it!

5) We went to our cabin in WV for 2 weeks!!!  I totally checked out of life, but man was it awesome. My d…

Feeling Good Guilt

Having Cystic Fibrosis is not something that consciously crosses my mind on a daily basis.  I take pills and do breathing treatments throughout my day, but I just do them out of habit.  I don't sit down to eat a meal and say, "oh, I have CF, I better take my enzymes".  Instead, I just subconsciously walk to the cabinet and pull out the bottle, or if I'm out to eat, I reach in my purse and grab them.  It's just like brushing my teeth before bed every night.

While I know I have a disease that is incurable.  I find myself just living life and doing the many things that I want to do.  While this seems well and good, it's also unfair.  There are other CFers fighting for their last breath, waiting for a second chance at life with a lung transplant, or being hooked up to an oxygen tank and dragging it with them wherever they go.

I often tell people that I am a bad example of CF.  When explaining CF to someone, I talk about the deterioration of the lungs, challenge…

Gummy Worms

I don't brag much about my hubby, but I need to take a minute to tell you how amazing he is.  He busts his ass everyday to make a great life for us.  It allows me the freedom to be a stay-at-home bulldog mom.  Which then gives me the freedom to really focus on my health by getting to spend all the time I want at the gym!  I can get all my breathing treatments in without a crazy work schedule.  And I can go to appointments without worrying about asking for time off work, which is always a pain to do and a waste of a vacation day!  He goes above and beyond for me, and I'm truly grateful.

Last weekend, we were out doing some running around.  On the way home he stopped in a gas station for a red bull (or maybe it was beer, I can't remember) and asked what I wanted.  Surprisingly I was craving gummy worms that day, not my usual Sour Patch Kids.  Not just any gummy worm, they have to be the Trolli sour gummy worms - duh!

Anyway, he came out empty handed and said they didn't…

CF Appointment

I was too busy blogging about the Great Strides event and not having any pictures of my college graduation that I completely left off my most recent CF Appointment, which took place on May 9th.
Not much to report.  I've been feeling great, working out, eating good (not as good as before, but still not loaded with candy and pop), and enjoying life.  One weird thing did start the 1st week of May.  I noticed my heart doing some weird things.  It started just once or twice a day, then progressed to many times.  What it is you ask...I don't know.  It's hard to explain.  Typically you don't feel your heart beating or think about it.  But I was watching tv and noticed it started to flutter a bit.  I thought maybe I was nervous watching a suspenseful show.  But then it happened again the next day, and again the following day.  I should have been keeping a record of when it occurred and what I was doing.  Oops!  But, I do know that it has been while I haven't been doing any…