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The Not-So-Sexy Side of CF

Unfortunately for me, I forgot my pills at lunch yesterday.  So, that means I left my insufficient pancreas to do a job it can't.  This thing happens from time to time...I forget to fill my little pill case I keep in my purse.  (Side note: I still have my very 1st pill case - so it's got to be 20+ years old!)

So, I was out to lunch and reached for my pill case to find it empty, instantly remembered taking the last pills out of it when we went to dinner the other night.  Damn!  I was an hour away from home (visiting my mom), so I figured I'd just run to her house and take some after we finished.  (Another side note: I keep pill bottles at my frequently visited locations....mom's, dad's, camp, Matt & Brandy's...).  So, I run inside and NO PILLS. Damn again!  

Knowing I'd have to wait an hour to be home, I just said heck with it....let's finish what we wanted to do (hit a few shops) then I'd go home and suffer the consequences later.  Surprisingly when I got home, I remembered to take a couple pills...I took 2 being that it was several hours later, and I filled up my pill container.

All was good so far.  Being a crappy wife, I didn't cook so we went out for dinner too.  I had pills then - yay!  I took an extra in hopes that might help even out what I missed earlier. 

All was well til about 3am.  Woke up and ran to the bathroom.  Eek!  After a while in there...I headed back to bed only to lay awake unable to sleep (too much stuff running through my mind).  Then, I got up at 7:30am as usual to take care of the dogs and head to the gym.  Just before walking out the door...I had to b-line to the bathroom again.  Nearly was late to class but I made it.  Most of the day has been good, some lovely gurgling but managed to hold it in.   Well, til about 5ish...perhaps the vest shook it out of me...lol.

So, definitely TMI, but that's life with CF.  Pretty days, ugly days, and pretty ugly days.

Hell, I didn't even get into the coughing up mucus!  Nothing like being somewhere when you cough up something...what do you do? Option 1 - hope you having something you can spit it out into or Option 2 - swallow.  Gulp.

Will likes to say that my team CF Stinks doesn't just mean that having CF stinks....it literally stinks.  Don't want to follow a CFer into the bathroom!  Fortunately for me, Will doesn't get grossed out with me :)  He's a keeper!

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