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Recovering

I'm happy to say that my rhomboid is beginning to cooperate with me and not cause me constant pain and discomfort - hallelujah!!  I have taken it extremely easy on myself these past 2 weeks.  No weights, just some light cardio and stretching.  Sadly, I haven't used my vest either - it hurt :/  My left arm still has some weakness in it which seems odd to me...but I'm dealing with it.  I've weaned myself off my ibuprofen and IcyHot too.

I'm hoping I can get back to my more regular workout and vesting schedule next week.  I have my quarterly CF appointment on the 11th, so I want some good lung functions!!

On top of this, Lent started and I decided to torture myself once again by giving up Sour Patch Kids (along with ALL candy) and pop.  Eek!  I won't lie, on day 3, I cheated and ate a bag of Sour Patch Kids.  Not just your typical 5-8 oz. bag, but an entire 14 oz. bag!  What?!?! Who does that?  I say I was trying to self medicate myself due to the sore back.  I blame my mother-in-law...she brought them for me on her visit...and you can't not eat a gift, am I right?

I'm on week 3 of Cayston, and all is well!  I can't remember if I mentioned that I had to change pharmacies.  I generally use the Cystic Fibrosis Pharmacy for all my CF related medications.  However, my doctor's office notified me that they are no longer fulfilling Cayston orders.  So, I have switched to PSI (can't remember what that stands for at the moment).  It was a fairly easy switch.  I wasn't home for the 1st delivery and I didn't know I had to be there to sign for the meds, so that was hectic...but we have that worked out for future deliveries.

Not much else going on here.  We enjoyed time in West Palm Beach, FL last weekend for the Honda Classic golf tournament.  It was nice to get some warmer weather...although, I can't complain living in SC.  It hasn't been too bad here...a few really cold days and rain, but no snow :(



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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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