|I had to wear a
mask today at clinic because|
they are trying to keep all of the cystic
fibrosis patients healthy. They don't
want the flu and other germs to each other.
Now, if you recall, on January 18th, I was also weighed. I was down to 106 pounds which is the lowest I've been since probably high school. Today, I was up to 113 pounds. My doctor was very happy to see that, but she still wants me to keep gaining. I need to put on at least 7 more pounds which is very doable.
The best part of the whole clinic visit was my conversation with my doctor about the future and my desire to have a child. We talked for a while about it, but long story short, she said there is no reason I can't have a healthy, normal pregnancy. That was music to my ears! Eldon and I are not quite ready for that step yet, but it was so nice to hear that I have my doctor's support when we do decide to try.
Moving on to my plans for the next few months... My next clinic appointment is May 29th. I have decided not to set an actual number goal because my doctor feels that 50% may be my new baseline meaning that it might not go up much more. I still would like to make it back to 60%, but I have accepted the possibility that it might not happen. I'm still going to fight for every little bit of lung function I can get though. I have gotten on the workout train, and I have no intentions of getting off. I'm also setting the goal for myself to be 100% compliant with all of my medications and treatments. I'm on day 3 of that! :) You've got to start somewhere.
In the fundraising world, there are a lot of exciting things happening. I am the chair person for the Great Strides walk in Knoxville this year. Even more nerve wracking than that, I will be speaking at a black tie event for cystic fibrosis next week. It's called Martinis and Movies, and I am very excited about it. I got to buy a beautiful dress and shoes to wear for it! What girl doesn't love to do that?
So overall, today may have started out frustrating, but I am so excited for what is to come. I believe that things are going to continue to improve!
Happy Wednesday, everybody!