Having CF Stinks, but that doesn't stop me! I'll share with you a little about myself, my life with Cystic Fibrosis and anything else that crosses my mind. Thanks for visiting!
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Great Strides is a great way to support the CF Foundation. I began participating in my local Great Strides walk a few years ago and haven't been the same since. I never knew anyone else with CF and had not been big in fundraising for the cause. I personally don't like asking for money, but what cause could be more dear to me than the CF Foundation? So, I have begun to reach out to family and friends to help support the CF Foundation. I created a team, called CF Stinks, and we've been participating every year since 2008. We started small but have raised over $86,000 for the CF Foundation...thanks to YOU!!!
Well, here is the long awaited official review of my new SmartVest SQL. I don't have any current or updated vests to compare this too, so my feed back is based upon what I like/dislike versus the old and out-dated vest.
Pros: Weight - it is MUCH lighter than my ancient Hilrom Vest. By all means, it isn't light but definitely a great improvement from my older model. I can at least carry it myself!Comfort of vest - the fabric is much softer and less scratchy when wearing it.Technology - it has a digital screen, so I can set the time and know for sure how long I'm using it (the old one had a knob to turn). Also, I can set different programs based on how long I want to use it, etc. It's quieter!! Will still doesn't enjoy watching TV with me while I vest, but I don't have to turn the TV to its max volume! And, the dogs aren't scared of this one as much!There is only 1 hose...so I'm not tangled up :)And it comes with a rolling case (that looks like a re…
I had my quarterly CF appointment on August 9th. I left that day for WV, and forgot my notebook so I couldn't share all the numbers until I was back home. And now, I'm home...watching the eclipse :) It just happened, we were at 99% totality and it was pretty amazing to see!
My little bully babies are growing up. Sarge & Stella turned 6 at the beginning of July and T-Bone turned 8 at the end of July.
We celebrated Sarge & Stella's birthday at home with some special treats from the local pet store. T-Bone got to be at his favorite place on his birthday (our cabin in WV). Unfortunately I was a bad dog mom and forgot his birthday hat and treat, but he got extra loving and sang to multiple times.
T-Bone had his bi-annual check up just before his birthday and had a good report. We are changing his eyedrops due to the formula change in what he was using - it was making his eyes red and itchy. And then, in his ear (not the one that just had surgery) we noticed a tick like thing in one of the folds. He got very irritated with us when we messed with it, so thankfully his appointment was the next day, so I figured I'd let them piss him off. Turns out, its not a tick. The vet said it looked just like the mass that he saw in his other ear cana…