The Joys of having CF

The Joys of having CF

Monday, July 5, 2010

Whose the Best Doctor?

I called the post "whose the best doctor" because I believe that the best doctor in the world is...YOURSELF!! Now people are probably thinking that sounds crazy, but I am serious. You are the ONLY one who knows YOU best!! Now, I respect my doctors and believe in my doctors 150%. I listen to them, and try to do everything they say, and they have the education to know what medicines to perscribe when you feel sick. Now, I am NOT saying not to listen to your doctors, but I am saying that YOU know you best, and if you are sick, YOU have to help the doctors by telling them what's wrong, so they can help you.

Now, the reason I bring up this reason is because the last 2-3 weeks I have been having lung pain. My lower left lobe of my lung has been hurting, and it has been difficult to take deep breaths. So, I told my mom, and because I take Tobi every 28 days, it was almost time for me to start Tobi again, so we thought that Tobi would help. Well it's been almost 2 1/2 weeks on Tobi, and no such luck. So today (Monday) my mom called my CF nurses at the clinic I go to (Fairview University) in Minnesota, and because it's the Monday after the fourth they were gone. So, tomorrow we'll hopefully hear back from the nurses, or my doctor and see where we go from there.

Now, as I said, YOU are your best doctor.

So, PLEASE remember to ALWAYS do your Medicines, and do what your doctors tell you to do.

I will keep you all posted and keep you updated on what I hear from my doctor/nurses.

Hope you all had a GREAT fourth of July.


  1. Hey -

    Just a thought on lung pain - take 800mg of ibuprofen every 4-6 hours. I get plursey quiet a bit. Yea antibiotics help if its a sick thing, but sometimes its an asthma thing. SOOO up the albuteral to 4 times a day and take ibu for a few days and it should all go away. Also try a heating pad,they make everything better!

  2. Thanks...i'll think about it. Thanks for the advice =) I'm always looking for more ideas.