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I ate a banana and other fun stuff

As my title says, I ate a banana.  This may not seem like anything special to most people, but to me it is a first.  As far as I can remember, I have never liked bananas nor anything banana flavored.  I recall trying them and not really enjoying the taste, but most of all the mushy texture.  But lately I have been trying to eat healthier so I have been stocking up on fruits and vegetables to snack on, rather then my favorite thing in the world - candy.  Last week, I decided to slip a banana into my cart at the grocery store.

Long story short, I tried it and actually liked it.  The texture had to grow on me, but I am shocked to say, I have now eaten FOUR bananas!!!!  Crazy!  I still don't imagine that I will like banana flavored things...like runts, but I won't stick up my nose to a banana any more...as long as it isn't overly ripened.


Also last week, I had a CF appointment.  I was anxious to see my PFTs now that I have been on Hypertonic Saline for about 6 weeks. AND...drum roll.......they are UP!!  My FVC stayed the same at 110%.  My FEV1 went from a 93% to a 97% and what I am most excited about are my small airways (FEF25-75%) which went from a 57% to a 68%!!!!!!  YAY!!!!  This stuff must be doing something good :)  

My doctor even emailed me today (I guess she was going back through her charts) and I've had a steady increase in my lung functions treads all year.  My FEV1 is up about 20% from April.  That's pretty cool stuff, if you ask me ;)


My blood work and chest x-rays were all good from my October visit.  And my bone density scan had some improvement!  There was a 4.5% increase in my total femur and no change in the lumbar spine or femoral neck.  Increase is great and I'm even happy with no decline.  Looks like the Fosamax must be helping me out.

And lastly, I have been selected to represent CF and Cayston for Gilead's annual sales meeting (side note: Gilead is the pharmaceutical company that makes Cayston).  So, I have a crew coming to the house tomorrow to follow me around and film my life for the day.  I'm beyond excited about the opportunity and can't wait to let everyone know about it.  So, I have a busy day tomorrow and better get to bed!

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