Friday, January 28, 2011
As I have pointed out in my about me section, I am engaged to my best friend, Eldon English. And what more perfect time to start talking about the man I'm going to marry than exactly 4 months before the wedding? At this point in my life, he is my favorite topic to discuss, but how do I put into words what Eldon means to me?
Posted by Kayla English at 9:27 PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
From that point, I quickly began accumulating different treatments to fill my day. It was hard, because my breathing treatments took at least twenty minutes each, and I had to do them twice a day. That is a lot of time for someone who is wanting to be outside playing with her neighborhood friends. There are many times that I remember crying when my parents made me come in to do a treatment in the middle of a game of hide-and-seek or kickball. I did it all anyways, and for the most part, I stayed relatively healthy. There were periodic hospital stays for pneumonia or bronchitis, and I dealt with it. My CF doctors believed in doing bronchoscopies (when they go in and flush out the lungs) regularly as a preventative measure, so I began having one done almost every year. Again, I dealt with it and kept going.
There is so much more that I could write on this part, but I don't want to go on forever. So that is it for now, and I will add to it as I go on. I have to admit that it is really nice to write all of this out, because there are so many things that I keep hidden. I do that because when I was in high school, I decided that while CF is a huge part of my life, it would not define who I was. Most of the people I knew in high school still probably have no idea that I have Cystic Fibrosis unless they are reading all of this now. I just kept it all to myself, so this is a pretty big deal.
Posted by Kayla English at 9:23 PM
Monday, January 24, 2011
There are many fundraisers that take place throughout the country to help raise money to find new treatments and one day, maybe even a cure. I will be walking in the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis on May 14th this year in Knoxville, Tennessee at Victor Ashe Park. I have set a goal for myself to raise $1000. If you would like to donate anything to my cause, I would greatly appreciate it! There is no amount that is too small! Every little bit helps, and it all adds up! All you have to do is click here, and it will take you to my donation page. Thank you so much for your help!
Posted by Kayla English at 3:11 PM
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Posted by Kayla English at 11:40 PM