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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cleveland Checkup

Hello World!

I just got back from Cleveland a few days ago. I head out to Cleveland for a transplant check up every 3-4 months, unless I get sick, then I'll see them sooner. The last 3 times I've been out there my lung function has bee stable, in the 70s. Which is good, but I wish it was better. I once peaked at 96%.... my goal was always break 100. But with 3 bouts of pneumonia over the last 2 years I'm not sure if I'll ever get there. I still hold out hope but I know how lungs work, so we will see what happens.

My weight is good, stable. Its a little strange still to not worry about my weight when I go to appointments. I always used to dread stepping on the scale, and not for the reason most people had. I would try my best and eat so much food and sometimes I'd go to clinic and still lose weight. Its nice to have 1 less thing to worry about.

I got some better news on the baby front. I was glad I got to see my Transplant Doctor and not a fill in this time. He has had patients with CF and Transplant go through pregnancy and come out 100% healthy and the baby be 100% healthy. I respect the statistics but I rely on first hand experience more. I got some good information from him and more information to bring home to Brian. The discussion remains open and Brian and I talk often about what is right for us. There will probably never be a clear cut answer, but we will make the choice together.

Meanwhile, the rest of my days are going well. Nothing too exciting, mostly the same day in and day out. I did however celebrate my Mother's birthday over the weekend by going to a casino. Brian, myself and my brothers all went. She had a great time. And I know she loves spending time with just her kids. I managed to walk away from the casino up money. Which pretty much never happens. I usually lose or just barely break even. So it was nice to walk away with a win.

The holidays are coming up. Its crazy how fast this year has gone by. Definitely feels like a blur. But I'm grateful for everything that's happened this year. 2015 sure has been eventful.

Breathe Easy

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