Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from 2016

That's a wrap on 2016

Well, that's another year come and gone in the blink of an eye.  Why or why does time speed by so fast?  Days seem to drag on but years fly by.

So, in bidding farewell to 2016 and welcoming 2017.  Here are my favorite things from 2016.  (of course I have no idea what I did this year - I have to refer back to pictures!)

16.  A snow day with the pups:

15.  The Great Strides Walk in Augusta, GA.  So thankful for my family and friends that support me!


14.  Exploring Louisville and the Bourbon Trail with great friends

13.  Going to the WV State Fair with Uncle Charles & Aunt Aura

12. Justin Bieber Concert with my sisters...and running through the rain!


11.  Celebrating our 10th Anniversary in Puerto Rico

10.  Enjoying Christmas at our cabin in WV with the Currys - dinner at The Greenbrier!


9.  The fact that our cabin was finished!!! Still need furniture but its becoming my favorite place in the world!  Love to "River Sit" with the pups!


8.  Loved every minute of our Ire…

ENT Round 3 Postponed

You may recall from my previous post that I was going to the voice box specialist the following week.  Well, that didn't happen.  Here's the long version.....

The following Monday, I was with my CF doctor at the Medical College while she gave her annual presentation on Cystic Fibrosis.  I was there to give my usual first hand knowledge ;)  As always, I had a great time!!  I love medical students and their eagerness to learn.  As I was driving my doctor back to her office, my phone rang and it was the hospital number.  I ignored and sent to VM.

I said farewell to my doctor and headed back home to finish my daily adventures.  Upon listening to the voicemail, it was the ENT office calling to say that they contacted my insurance and was told that it would be an out-of-network visit.

**Side note:  I get my insurance through my husband's company.  We've have Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA for the last 5-6 years, but due to the 144% increase in insurance costs, they switched t…

ENT Round 2

Yesterday was my 6 month follow up at the ENT (original visit here).  The fellow that was working with my doctor came in first and instantly thought my voice was still showing symptoms of dysphonia.  Weird - he never heard me speak before that day.  So, they wanted to scope me and take a peak to see how things looked.
Happily, the sinuses looked fabulous.  I was thinking they might be screwed up some from that God-awful sinus infection.  But nope!  The doctor questioned me having CF again...lol.  I again confirmed my diagnosis and treatments.  He did say that the nodules are still on my vocal cords.  He asked if I had been yelling lately.  Nope - nothing different.  I do talk a lot but I'm not yelling and screaming.  Maybe I've been singing too loud in the car?!?!  
So, he said he would refer me to the voice box doctor in their group.  He would be able to get a better look at the nodules and help with a plan of treatment (if there is one).  So, I was released from the ENT!! I …

Breaking bad habits

Oops...just found this.  Thought I posted on 11/29!

Well, I think I'm finally feeling back to myself! Unfortunately, my lazy ass still has not gone back to they gym.  Uhh.  Don't they say that if you do something for 21 days, it becomes a habit?  Well, its been over 21 days of no gym, so have I formed a new habit?  I hope not!!

November has been a whirlwind.  I was fighting a sinus infection so that took up the beginning of the month, then I spent a week in Indiana visiting my nephew and niece, followed by Thanksgiving week at our cabin in WV.  I'm pooped!  I had a blast though and wouldn't trade my busy life for anything in the world.

Here are some pics from my adventures:

I also developed some more bad habits while I was away.  I haven't been vesting.  I even drug the thing up to WV (not to Indiana since I flew).  But, so much excitement and things to do, I kept saying I'd do it later then never did.  I WILL GO DO IT AS SOON AS I FINISH WITH THIS BLOG!
While …

CF Updates

Greetings friends!

I had the pleasure of going to my quarterly CF appointment on Tuesday.  It was originally scheduled for 11/15 but being that my sinus funk is still lingering around, I wanted to move it up a bit.  (the original funk started here)

I finished my round of Cipro on 10/29.  And still had a head full of congestion, sore throat and ears. Bummer.  I thought I was starting to feel better for a split second, but it didn't last.  Thankfully, my lungs were still feeling good :)  We were at our cabin in WV that weekend and I skipped my vest and HTS, but thankfully didn't suffer.

So, I headed in to the doc on Tuesday.  My PFTs are holding stable so that makes me happy!  More on that in a minute.  During my exam, she could see there was still fluid in my ears along with my red throat.  Plus my face was super puffy and my eyes felt as if they were going to pop out of my head.

So, the plan of attack is this:

1) Take Levaquin 750mg for 14 days
2) Get back on my Claritin dail…

The funky funk

The funk is back in the house.  Hopefully not for long.

I got my flu shot last Thursday (exactly a week ago).  I have never in my life experienced any side effects from the shot...except my arm being a little sore.  Well that night, I felt horrible.  I was achy, my arm was throbbing and I just wanted to curl into a ball on the couch.

Friday I felt great and drove to Tennessee and enjoyed the weekend (more on the fun day I had with my nephew at another time). Sunday I got up bright and early to drive back home.  I was a bit tired but figured that was cause I woke up at 5:30am which I never do!

Monday I was LAZY!  No motivation to get up and hit the gym as normal, so I slept in.  Tuesday I actually made it to the gym but didn't have my usual energy.  Wednesday was another lazy Monday.  Then, last night I woke up around 1:45am and my throat was killing me, my ears felt like they had water in them, and I was blowing my nose like crazy.

So, when I woke up this morning (late again, tur…

Yoga Pants, why have you forsaken me?

Have you noticed how more and more popular it is to wear yoga pants or workout gear just because? You don't even have to be going to or from the gym and its perfectly acceptable.  This makes me happy.  I love nothing more than wearing my stretchy yoga pants...well, I really like my big baggy sweats too!

You will find me changing out of my gym clothes after working out, just to put on another workout type of outfit.  On the really hot days in the summer, I'll put on my Nike shorts (which also have the joyous elastic waist too)!  It's great!

I very rarely have to actually put myself together any more.  The joys of being a stay-at-home bulldog mom!  And when we go to our cabin in WV, there are days I don't even put on makeup! Ahhh, the life!

However, I have run into a problem with my beloved yoga pants....

Those suckers are deceiving!! You have no idea if you have gained or lost weight...they always fit!! Yes this is good, but its also very bad.  I discovered that my se…

Europe Trip

Will and I just had the pleasure of a 12 day trip to Europe...and to say it was fantastic is an understatement.  Our journey began with a quick stop in London.  Our hotel was right by Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.  So we did lots of walking that day exploring the city.


Then, we headed to Dublin to meet up with some friends.  Here are some of the highlights: