Thursday, February 19, 2009

They always make it better...

Remember when you were little and you would fall down and you would get an ouchy? Well the only thing besides someone kissing it better that seemed to help was a bandaid. Even if you couldn't see your new hurt a bandaid always helped. Well I need to invent a tube top/tank top band aid...
Warning CF talk below could be TMI
Yesterday I was on a roll on the treadmill when all of a sudden I felt I needed to clear my airways a bit. I tried coughing and didn't get anything up but cleared what ever was in the way it sure didn't feel normal tho. So I continued my workout and then came up stairs and coughed and this time I went to grab a kleenex and yep just what you don't want to see blood. CRAP!! I started to taste that gross metal taste with each cough. So I continued to cough up until it was just streaks in the mucus. It was never straight blood so if there is a good sign when you have hemoptysis that is it. So I went back downstairs turned my O2 back on and laid down, called my CF team and left a message. 

About 30 min later it was just lil dots and streaks of blood. So I figured I maybe over did the work out. When my nurse called back she thought that I could of over done it and popped a blood vessel . Coughing up blood is also a sign of infection, so I am hoping that isn't what is brewing down there. I already had a clinic appt on Mon and since it was getting better she was fine with me just coming in then unless it gets worse. So I am just taking it easy instead of doing the treadmill today it was really nice out so I took the babies for a walk. Now I am just lounging around. My lungs are a lil sore and that is why I need to invent a tank top bandaid. If I could just put a bandaid on these lungs I know they would feel better.

Please pray that there is no infection brewing and that on Mon I blow good numbers.

12 comments:

CFlover said...

You have my thoughts & prayers dear!

Quit hacking up blood and behave! =) j/k

Christy said...

Praying for you!!! I remember doing that a lot.. popping a blood vessel after overdoing it with the exercise. I was lucky to never have had a bad bout of hemoptosis.

I hope those numbers are good. Kudos to you for getting on that treadmill. :)

Jordan & Kara Hansen said...

I Hope things are ok, it can always be scary when you see blood. I remember the first time I coughed up blood I freaked out. BUt luckily it wasnt anything too serious. Take it easy on that treadmill:)

Ellie Grace and Bennett said...

Oh, Somer...that is exactly why I don't work out!! I am kidding of course. You are always in my prayers, but I will be sure to pray for no infection specifically. Take it easy and enjoy your Friday. :)
Blessings,
Ang

Cindy said...

Another reason why I think exercise is evil, LOL! I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Blow big numbers Monday!

OceanDesert said...

Ugh! Sorry to hear that, Somer!!! Did the doc stop the vest and Pulmozyme for a day or so?

I am thinking clear thoughts for clear lungs and that you BLOW big on Monday!!!!

Alicia said...

I HATE hearing that! I hope you hear good things Mon.

Cara said...

Oh no Somer! I'm so sad to hear this. Praying for NO infection and BIG number on Monday!!

What is it with us? Always reading the same books, now having the same symptoms... ;)

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Heidi said...

This also happened to me a time or two. Take it easy on the exercise, you are just kickin' too much booty! I hope it's not an infection, and was just a fluke.

Natalie said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it is just from overdoing it on the treadmill. You can't be in the joint for the 17th!!!

mistieleigh said...

I am so sorry Som. How crappy. I am happy to hear though that you are doing better. How scary! I am thinking about you love muffin!
Hang in there!