The Joys of having CF

The Joys of having CF

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lungs tell time...

Have you ever wondered what CF lungs look like compared to healthy lungs? Well as I was randomly doing things tonight this topic came to my mind. I know MANY people that have CF that have had Double Lung Transplants and it's given them a second chance at life. Do you ever wonder how bad those old lungs look? It's horrible. You wonder how they breathe, but then most of the time their on oxygen and don't have much time left, or are on the waiting list.
Here are 2 pictures that show pretty healthy lungs and pretty sick/damaged lungs:

**these are pretty healthy lungs**

**need i say anymore?**Damaged/sick
So, how does that make your appetite feel? Not to good. Compared to some smokers lungs this is good...compared to others this is BAD!!

I don't know about any other CFers out there, but I think that our lungs seriously know how to tell time...isn't around the same time of year, we get the same routine cold, sometimes get put on the same routine meds, sometimes get put in the hospital at the certain routine starts a trend, and tends to get real old-REAL QUICK!

I have been very very very fortunate to be 7 1/2 months HOSPITAL FREE!!! I am doing my best to try to keep myself healthy, altering my Tobi ever 30 days on every 30 days off. Routine.

Well my mom and dad thought I was catching something, so I had a perscription in case I got sick on my Make~A~Wish trip(which I didn't) and it was for a 14 day use of Bactrum. So I am currently on Bactrum. I feel great, feel very good, don't feel sick-but for anyone who knows me and my body, I can feel amazing, have no lung crackles and sound great when the dr listens to me, and then have an Xray and I have the worst case of pnemonia ever. Crazy I know. It happened in August 2009. The pnemonia was so bad they didn't want me to travel to my specialist in Minnesota so it was my first stay at my local dr. I felt great...HAHA...anyways if your super sick and feel good it helps you get better quicker cause you're not so rundown.

Anyways, this is just a little bump in the road, time to do more VEST, more excersise, and start my 1/2 mile to 1 mile run everyday again(the weather here in Wisconsin should FINALLY start getting nicer) but I'm not worried one bit....I WILL fight this. I WILL NOT go into the hospital. I WILL do everything in my power to stay healthy. I WILL FIGHT THIS FIGHT, AND I WON'T LET GO!!!!!!!!!

Have a great day ~God Bless

p.s. we're in crunch time for CF donations for the walk, if you are at all possible please donate. Thanks so much...the whole CF community appreciates it so much, and you're helping make more tomorrows everyday. Here's my donation website:

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