I will start off with something totally irrelevant to CF. But it's a good story nonetheless. Nike have created prosthetics. Very good idea by Nike.
Now. For CF related stories. Whoever takes Scandishake. You can get rid of the fork and the lumps inside the shake, and say hello to a few extra minutes of your life if you use this.
It's a protein shaker for gym goers. It makes mixing powder so much easier. So pick yourself up one.
For the last week, I have upped the mileage to 80 miles a week. The last time I did that was June. Then I got pissed off with getting injured so I stopped running.
I did my first tempo run since June also. It was a 7 mile run. Fairly hilly also.
First mile was 6 minutes.
2nd mile - 5:45
3rd mile 5:28
Then the rest where between 5:15 and 5:20
Until last week, if I ran a 5:15 min mile I would have been in bits. So this was a good result for the first tempo. For yous non running people. A tempo or a run done at a certain level, and is a fast, but not race pace, amd not going all out.
Because of the increase in training, I have been more productive. And for you non CF people, productive means getting up more phlegm. I suppose it's residual phlegm that would constantly be there if I wasn't training. Even when you do some physio, it still doesn't mean that your lungs are phlegm free. That's the phlegm you need to worry about. That is where the infection starts.
I recently found out that some CF'ers don't see anything wrong with spending time with one another. I can't get my head around this?? The thought is that you can catch something off a person without CF, who has a cough. How ridiculous is this? First off, you could catch something from a person who has a cough regardless if the person has CF or not. But when we can, we should limit the contact between people with CF, amd people who are sick. Spending time with CF'ers could be more detrimental, because of infections that we are susceptible. I.E MRSA, Pseudamonas. Why would you want to put your body through this??
I can understand this. I also can't understand why people with CF don't take their medication. Meaning behind this is that we forget? FORGET? Do you forget hat you have an IV in yu, or just around the corner from going on IVs if you don't take them? It should be constantly on your mind. I have to take this this and this, so many times a day.
I don't think there is one day that I don't think about having CF. It is something that is apart of me, something I have no choice of whether I want to live with it. I do think of what would it be like if I didnt have to live without it. If I didn't have to take the amount of medication I do. And I know, the amount of meds I take doesn't even rival what some other CFs are on. I feel some people with CF go through this rebellious stage, and some don't come out of it, amd I think that's the people who don't take meds, and meet up with other people with CF. Why do you think that people with CF fight for isolated rooms in hospitals, and then other people with CF just through it back in their faces by wanting to meet other people with CF. I can't get my head around it at all. It frustrates me.