Monday, March 21, 2011

Outrun CF!

I Outran CF on Sunday at the gym. I chose to do a 5K for my race. Overall I'm very happy with myself considering a few weeks ago I wasn't sure when I'd be able to run. It felt wonderful, and was great kick CF's rear by pounding that treadmill ;)

Getting ready to RUN!

Making my way to 3.1 miles!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Treadmill and I reunite!

Today was a big day for me. It was the first time in nearly 5 weeks that I got to go running!!! I actually couldn't wait to get to the gym after work today and was watching the clock like a hawk. I was somewhat nervous since It's been a little while, but was just happy to be there and be able.

I knew my tolerance would be lower, and it was, but surprisingly not by much. I was very happy about that. There's not much more to say other than It felt great and I can't wait to go back tomorrow! Today's accomplishment was 35 minutes, totalling 2 miles.

It's so nice to feel like me again :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

One Month Later = :)

Here's a pic of the line...surprisingly a lot of people asked to see it. Gross eh? ;)

On February 14th I was admitted to the hospital and tested positive for the flu. I had no idea how bad it would get. One month later, March 14th I am IV free as of 9:30 am!! Goodbye to Mr. Jugular line, and thank you for getting me back to being me again. I was terrified that I may not see that again. I still have a little ways to go (not much) but I'm working very hard and my FEV1 is getting back to baseline. Tomorrow, for the first time in a month I am going running!!! Ahhhhhhhh!!!! So excited!

I am BEYOND words of gratefulness!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The best news I've heard in a month!

It's been quite an adventure these last few weeks to say the least. Each day is getting better and I think I can say I feel, well, GOOD!! So happy to be able to be functioning without feeling short of breath and like I'm struggling. It was no doubt, the sickest I have ever felt in my entire life. I don't think I've ever been so scared.

Last week I had a follow up appointment at Hopkins and I knew it wasn't going to be great. It was only 2 weeks post flu, and they said it would take a while to feel better. So, no real surprise but still disappointing. My IV meds weren't really doing the trick, so we did a little switch-a-roo ;)

I'm happy to report that it's working!!!! I feel a ton better and couldn't be happier. Yes, I still have work to do to get back to baseline, but I will do it! I've already been back to the gym and on the treadmill. I'm only walking for now since I don't want to over do it, but my plan is to be back to running by next week. I miss running so much and know my lungs will be happy with me exercising again. It's been like nails on a chalk board for me not to be active at the gym.

So that brings me to today. My CF Nurse called me to check on me and see what our plan is going to be. We decided to do my antibiotics through the weekend (fine with me) and....DRUM ROLL PLEASE......Remove the Jugular IV on Monday @ 10 am!!! WOO HOO!!!! Best news I've heard all month long!!! Could this flu/exacerbation be hitting the road?? I think so! ;)