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Catching Up

I'm so bad at this, perhaps I shouldn't commit to doing this next year!

Day 13:  I'm thankful that I get to participate in a CF study again, I enjoy being a guinea pig :)

Day 14:  I'm thankful for a relaxing day!

Day 15:  I'm thankful for time with my sorority sisters \^^^/

Day 16:  I'm thankful for a day with my bestie :)  We went shopping just the two of us and had the best day!!

Day 17: I'm thankful my hubby made it home safely from his trip!

Day 18:  I'm thankful that I got to have a girls day with my mom and aunt.  We have so much fun together :)

Day 19:  I'm thankful for another girls day with mom and aunt Arlene!

Day 20: I'm thankful for lazy days...yep, still in my PJs at 5pm :)

HTS Update

Well, sadly I have already missed a few days - oops!!  But, I'm back on target :)  We did some traveling and surprisingly, I managed to do my treatments, but when I got home, I forgot!  I went for 8 days straight, then missed 3.  Here's my evaluation:

Time:  I don't like that it takes 15-20 minutes to complete one treatment.  But, I have very little patience when it comes to treatments - I wish everything could be pill form.  Although I am using the e-Rapid, I don't know that it is necessarily faster.  (*John and other HTS users - how long do your treatment last?)

Equipment: Again, I use a slightly different handset then most others.  I do notice that I get a lot of moisture build-up inside the handset (more then Cayston) and when I give the handset a shake, it dribbles out on me.  Also, after about 5 minutes of use, the fluid is below the receptor area (not sure the technical term) where the liquid gets converted to a mist.  So, the rest of my treatment, I continue sh…

Catching up on my thankfulness

Day 4: I'm beyond thankful for CF supporters and fundraisers!!  Without you, we wouldn't be making such great strides :)



Day 5:  I love this lizard that lives on our back porch.  He likes to surprise me sometimes by hanging out on the screen door handle!! LOL


Day 6: Petsmart rocks!! When I have lazy days, they are wonderful at bathing the pups for me :)  And they even got a cute bandana this time!


Day 7:  Sirius Radio :)  Taking road trips is so much more enjoyable - I will NEVER have a vehicle without it!

Day 8: Spending time with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend.  We spent the weekend in West Virginia with them and had a great time!


Day 9:  Football!  Who would have thought!!  Love going to games and getting to enjoy the whole experience!


Day 10:  Being able to sleep on the drive home and recover from the game :)


Day 11:  I'm thankful that there is a day to honor our Veterans.  Thank you to all that have served and are serving!!



Day 12: I'm thankful for my home.…

Day 3 of thanks

I'm thankful for a beautiful fall day...and so are my pups, they got to play outside (and get in trouble!)


Giving Thanks and HTS

Well, in keeping with my tradition of 30 days of thanks during the month of November, I shall start on day 2.  However, this year, I'm going to keep it simple and do a picture of what I'm thankful for.

My first 2 days involve this guy:


Day 1:  I'm thankful for Date Nights.  Even after 7 years of marriage, we still have date nights and get dressed up to go eat and or do something just the two of us.  <3

Day 2:  I'm thankful for football days with my hubby.  Like today, we ran some errands in the morning then spent the rest of the day in front of the TV watching college football and eating junk food :)


Also today, as I set out to do...I started my Hypertonic Saline (HTS)!!! Woohoo!


Man, this stuff is STRONG!!! Feels like I'm breathing in the ocean.  A few deep inhales led me to coughing.  I won't lie, I couldn't keep my mouth on the mouthpiece the entire time...I had to take a break because it was just too potent.  I meant to see how long it took for a tre…

CF Appointment

Wednesday was the day.  I was rather dreading it because I knew it would take forever due to all the annual tests that needed to be done.  So, I dragged my mom along with me :)  There was a day that she never missed an appointment, but now that I'm a big girl, I go by myself most of the time.  So, it was nice to have some company this time.

The day started at 8am with my oral glucose test.  And of course, my veins wouldn't cooperate, so I had to get stuck twice just to get the first drop of blood :/  They took 11 vials that time...checking my vitamin levels and all the other "stuff" they look for.  They changed the drink from orange to fruit punch! I don't get why people complain about having to drink that drink...its not bad.  Yes, its a little thicker and sweeter, but it by all means in not horrible.  I chugged my 10 ounces and away I went :)

So, from there, I headed over for my bone density scan.  I got there early and they took me right back!  As always, that…