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Friday, December 31, 2010

Not What I Planned...

Hello World!

So today went NOTHING liked planned. I was suppose to hangout with my Grandmother and get ready for New Year's Eve tomorrow night. The plan was to go to Boston to a friend's place and celebrate with a bunch of people. Well, not going to happen now.

I woke up this morning with this incredible pain in my back. Just awful. I couldn't take a deep breath and every time I coughed it felt like someone was stabbing me in the same spot over and over again. With Cystic Fibrosis most people, myself included, have a chronic cough. It helps move mucus up and out of the lungs. Well sometimes that gunk is hard to move and that causes a 'coughing attack.' They suck! ANYWAY woke up this morning with that awful pain.

So I had to call out of Pulmonary Rehab because you aren't allowed to exercise if you have pain anywhere. And to be honest I am not sure if I could of worked out today. It was painful to even move. I collasped to the floor twice in pain. I called the doctors and they wanted to see me right away, obviously haha. So I went to the doctor's and they listened to my lungs and the usuals.

They then sent me to x-ray because they thought I might of had a partially collapsed lung! WHAT!?! Little stressful. Well in x-ray, ya' know how you are suppose to hold your breath while they take the x-ray, I thought I was going to pass out! Yikes!! So after that ordeal, I walk back to my appoint and I'm exhausted at this point. They check my Oxygen levels.... 78%. That is not good for anyone who doesn't know O2 levels. You should be in the 90s. They then checked my sugar level... 68. Thats low. Not super low but low none the less. Because of the low sugar I didn't get to drink a soda, I enjoyed that! haha

After what seemed like forever waiting for the x-ray results they came back and thankfully no partial collapsed lung. Just very, very congested. So they perscribed me some heavy duty antibiotics for the weekend. If I still feel crummy on Monday I have to call them back and off to the Hospital I go. Really hoping these meds work. I don't want to go back, especially so soon. That seems like such a fail! But I'm not going to worry about that now. It'll just drive me crazy.

After all this jazz, I was also told to stay away from crowds for the holidays and just get some rest. Hello, do they know they are talking to someone who is 24 not 94?? I'm already banned from drinking because of the Transplant list now I'm banned from seeing my friends cause they have germs!?! UGHHHH!!!

I guess my wonderful plans are not going to happen. Instead I'm going to pack up Tucker and head over to my Grandmother's house, who I was suppose to see today, and have a small New Year's Eve celebration with her. It will be mellow and involve Chinese food. So I can't complain too much, atleast I'm not in the hospital!! The Hospital is no way to start the new year, I need 2011 to be my year! 2009 and 2010 really weren't very nice to me. I'm ready for my good year!

Breathe Easy


  1. Ugh, so frustration! I'm glad it wasn't a collapse. Enjoy your mellow New Year's Eve!

  2. Ugh is right. I am gld that you don't have a pnuemo though!! I hope that the new abx kick the s out of your infection. Where do you go to clinic? I forget if you are on the tx list or not. I forget a lot of things... Sorry!


  3. @Stacey Thnaks! Enjoy your New Year's as well!

    @Mary I am on the Transplant list. But I'm listed in Boston. I live in New Hampshire though so I go to a local place for clinics. I only go to Boston every 4 months to do routine Transplant tests. Otherwise everythings done locally. And no need to be sorry. I have a bad memory too! :)