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Down with the Sickness

I'm not sick THANKFULLY, but it seems like everyone else is.  There is Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Flu and all kinds of other CRAP going around.

I refuse to be sick - therefore I will not get sick.  I believe in mind over matter.  I believe you can talk yourself into being sick if you feel the slightest tickle in your throat.  I refuse to be that way.  I tell my hubby every time he gets sick that he talked himself into it.  He feels a tickle in his throat and all he says is "I'm getting sick" or "wow - did you hear that cough? Its bronchial!"  Then, I laugh at him!  And then, he gets sick.

Somehow, I find that I have a pretty strong immune system.  Having CF, I would think I was susceptible to all kinds of stuff.  Kind of like a kid, I would think I would catch the most microscopic bug just passing by someone that was sick.  Thankfully, somewhere in me - I have some good genes.  The ones that don't like me to be sick. 

So, as this lovely time of year rolls around, I will not be sick!  And to those that read this - tell yourself that you too will not be sick!

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I never thought about losing a parent before.  As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older.  But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life.  What a scary thought.  It definitely got me thinking.

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