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7 Days and a 5K

Its been a busy last 7 days.  I am happy to report that I have proudly used my vest EVERYDAY these past 7 days!

The vest itself is still aggravating me and causing me to be bright red from my neck to boobs.  TMI - sorry!  I've tried a few different things, and found that turning the vest backwards seems to be the best method, so far.  My vest only inflates in the front, so I have found putting the inflated side on my back is more comfortable and manageable.

Also, I started Cayston on Saturday, so I am doing my 3 Cayston treatments, HTS treatment and now the vest every day! Wow - thats a lot of time doing treatments & washing handsets.

I haven't noticed a drastic change since adding the vest.  I did cough the other night which woke me up (Will was out of town - so he lucked out and missed that).  I do feel like stuff is a bit looser in my lungs, if that makes any sense.  I'm still working on my coughs during/after treatment.  It seems like when I try to get myself to…

Hell Hath Frozen Over!

Why, you might ask.  Well, that is because this girl actually used her vest today!!  WHAT?!?! Yes, it is true - I cannot tell a lie :)

I couldn't wait to share this astronomical feat with you all!  Thanks to my buddy (hi, John!) - I was given some extra motivation to drag the dusty beast out of the garage.  Will assisted me in finding it over the weekend, and man was it dirty!!  So, we left it in the garage (strategically placed right in the middle so I see it and have to walk around it).  This afternoon, I took the plunge and along with some handy Clorox wipes managed to clean the sucker right up.

So, tonight at 8:33pm, I sat down to do my HTS treatment and hooked myself up to the vest.  Oh, the memories came flooding back as the vest filled up with air and then started to shake me.  All was going well, until about 3 minutes in.  That's when the itching started.  This is not just a little itch that you can scratch.  Its the painful, rubbing, burning itch...and its right acro…

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! I hope you all are doing well and had a wonderful holiday season!  I think I am finally recovered from our trip visiting family.  It was a blast, but so exhausting.  We got home New Years Day and I have slept sooo much and just enjoyed the past few lazy days.
We started our Christmas celebration here in South Carolina with our friends and my side of the family:  

Then, Will and I loaded up the pups and went off to visit our families in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for the next 10 days.  First up, Christmas with Will's parents.  At first, we were out numbered by dogs - eek!  Sadly, they didn't get along as well as they should.  Stella is a bit of a diva and one of Will's parents dogs (a little Westie) is a pistol.  Needless to say, it was a bit stressful at times worrying about them getting along.  So, the pups enjoyed some kennel time to keep the peace.
Next, Will and I headed to Pittsburgh for more of my family while the pups stayed with their Uncle Bren…