Tuesday, December 22, 2015

November Catch Up

Not only did I blow past October, I skipped most of November too.  So, here's what I did :)

1)  Will traveled a lot for work, so it was me and the pups.

2) We closed down our cabin in WV for the winter.  We also put up our duct work in the new cabin - I learned a lot!!

3) I completed my CF Study :(  But, it is nice not having 3 more pills to take a day!

4) I had my CF appointment (read here) and then an allergic reaction (read here and here)!!

5) Turkey Day!  I cooked at the house for 4 of us.  It was nice and small :)  We tried the oil-less fried turkey.  It was good, but not near as delicious as the regular old fried turkey!

6) And Will turned 35!

I think that was just about it!

October Catch Up

Looks like I completely blew past October and never shared about the exciting adventures!  So, here's a quick catch up!

1) I went to Indiana and visited my brother, sister-in-law, nephew & niece!  As usual, I loved every minute with them all!

2) I got another sister-in-law!! Will's brother, Brent, married the wonderful Julie!  It was a beautiful day (rather chilly), but perfect!  They are so happy and I couldn't be happier for them.

3) I had another visit at for my CF Study.  Rode the stationary bike, did lung functions and all that good stuff!  Felt like it was a great visit.  Only 4 weeks left after that visit.

4) Sarge & Stella had their bi-annual check up!  Thankfully, all good things to report!  Stella weighing in at 46 lbs and Sarge at 48 lbs.  T-Bone didn't have to go, he's on a different schedule.  I can't imagine trying to corral 3 bullies there!

Monday, December 14, 2015

New Video

I was excited to see the CF Foundation released a new video today!!

Click here

Hope you enjoy :)

Friday, December 11, 2015


Finally, most of my bumps from the allergic reaction are gone - woohoo!  There are a few spots here and there that I'm hoping aren't going to scar.  I took all last week off from the gym to give my body all the relaxation it needed to get better.  But, I was anxious to get back in this week.

Happily, I'd say I feel 100%!  I've gone to the gym all week and have been busy finishing my Christmas shopping and getting packages mailed off to family.  I love being so prepared this year!  I need to make a better effort every year to get done early.

Hoping everyone out there is well!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Can't Say "No Allergies" Anymore

Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that I have an allergy!  Turns out I'm allergic to Sulfa - which is in the Bactrim I've been taking to kill off the Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia (read about that here).

I noticed a few bumps on Saturday, but wasn't overly worried.  I was sore, mostly my back, but figured that was from a good and hard workout on Friday.  Then, Sunday, I woke up covered in red bumps on my arms and legs - eek!  They weren't itchy, thankfully.  The aches really kicked in and I was hobbling around the house slower than my 90 year old grandfather.  I ended up going to the local urgent care facility to see what was going on.

The doctor knew instantly that I was reacting to the Bactrim.  I had had no other changes in food, surroundings, etc.  I was told to stop with the medicine immediately...I had taken 41 of the 42 pills prescribed.  Kind of crazy that it took that long to show signs of an allergy :/  But, apparently, that isn't uncommon for this particular drug.

So, now I'm on Prednisone for 6 days!  And man, that is making me HUNGRY!! I can't stop eating...lol.  I took some Ibuprofen for the pain and the Prednisone and slept like a baby on Sunday night.  I woke up feeling like a champ on Monday, but knew I shouldn't push myself too much.  I skipped the gym and put up Christmas decoration :)

My bumps are going down - woohoo!  I'm hoping they will be gone soon so I don't have to go out in the 70+ degree weather in long sleeves...lol.  It's too hot for that!

I'm thankful I didn't have any respiratory issues with the allergic reaction - that's scary to think about!  Now, I just have to remember to say I'm allergic to Sulfa on all my medical forms!

CF Appointment 3.14.19

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