The Joys of having CF

The Joys of having CF

Monday, August 2, 2010


Now I first want to start out by saying---WE HAVE INTERNET!!! this is great, because the whole month of July we had internet a total of 9 days. So anyways we have a new internet provider and all is good.
So, now onto my topic, exercise. This past weekend we went up to Ironwood Michigan by some friends of ours who were having a get together. Where we were in Ironwood, we were right by the water, I believe Lake of Superior, anyways, there is sort-of a mountain there, so we decided to take one of the trails, it was called Rainbow Falls trail, which let to a very pretty water fall, anyways, the trail said it was 3/4 of a mile. HAHA!! it was more like 2 or 3. It was very long, and we were in the woods which made it a little more challenging because it was a dirt trail, with wooden bridges, lots of steps, uphill, branches, etc...Now, I really enjoyed the walk/hike. It was very fun, and I was thinking about half was through, about CF. I had started getting warmer on the hike, and I do admitt, I was caughing quite a bit more, and my chest got tight from the humidity, and then I looked back at my mom and two friends, and they were warm but it didn't seem to phase them. It didn't even phase my dog. But, on the way back I had to stop on a bench for a little bit to take a rest, and at that point I got to thinking, look at CF--compromised lungs, asthma, and I was able to climb the mountain. Do you know how georgous it was(i'm kicking myself, that i forgot to bring my camera with). It was very pretty, and all I kept thinking was, "why is this more difficult for me". I love doing things like this. For a mere 3 seconds I got a little mad at CF, but then I said to myself, "don't complain". You are who you are for a reason and a purpose. Just because it may be a little harder to do some things DOESN'T mean you are different by any means. In fact, I must say(i was ahead of everybody the whole time), but that's not my point, my point is that exercise is an amazing thing, because it helps your lungs, and yes even though it may be harder to do some things, that's okay. It's my life and I love it. I hope that made sence.
I hope you all had a good weekend and i have been watching the hockey movie, Miracle and there's a line in there I love- remember; "who do you play for", I play for...The United States of America" so I hope you all think about that, I think it should be, "who are you fighting for", I'm fighting for...The Cure for Cystic Fibrosis"

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