Monday, September 26, 2011

Sting Gone Bad

Day 1 after the lil bastard got me 

 Day 3 I thought it was looking pretty good just some bruising

Day 7 some weird red lines showed up didn't think to much about it

Day 8 woke up to it being red beginning to think this was not normal healing process but it's my first time being stung I had no idea.

Still Day 8 My Doc instructed me to go to the ER fearful it was Cellulitis. Sure enough I was diagnosed with a cellulitis infection and had to be on 2 very strong abx. If it went out of the line I was suppose to head back.

Day 9 I didn't head back because it still hadn't been 24 hours and the abx need at least that to start working so I watched it closely and applied heat to it, all while being bored out of my mind with my leg elevated. Utah beat BYU 54-10 this day so that helped with the healing process I believe ;)

Day 10 getting better there is some neosporin on it so it looks gross

Day 11

Day 12 went and showed my Doc today he said it's on the mend but to keep watching it went back home for my last day of elevation.

Day 13

Day 14

I stopped documenting after day 14, today is day 19 and its SO much better all that's left is a lil bruising and the hole scab where the stinger went in. Let's hope I can go another 32 years without being stung again... GEEZ!!!!!

Good news is it's almost winter where we get a nice lil break from anything black and yellow.
Happy Mon everyone! :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CFLiving video short #2

NEW~ Now online! Go check it out!

Living with cystic fibrosis means making time to fit your treatments into your busy schedule. 

Click on this link, and you can check out a Video Short in which CF patients, experts and caregivers discuss the importance of establishing a routine and understanding how your daily treatments work to help keep you healthy. The video features Lisa Greene, certified parent coach, educator, and co-author of Parenting Children with Health Issues; Dr. Foster Cline, child psychiatrist, co-founder of the Love & Logic® Institute and co-author of Parenting Children with Health IssuesAmerica’s Got Talent finalists, Ali and Christina Christensen, and their parents; Kat Quinn East, CF parent and founder of the Blooming Rose Foundation; and Somer Love, an adult with CF and author of the blog, Love to Breathe. The stories in this second installment of the CF Community Video Short series may help you to find new ways to motivate your kids to adhere to their treatments and instill the power of choice.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Buzz worthy


After 32 years of escaping the black and yellow creatures I got stung! You all know my worst fears are bees and spiders, well I went down screaming and in a huge panic. *** Note*** when I say bees this includes wasps, yellow jackets etc. I do think it was more of a wasp that got me considering there was no stinger.

The lil bastard guy was stuck in my leg and I screamed to get him, out lets just say I went into panic mode not knowing if I would be allergic. Apparently tho its the second time you get stung you have to worry about. UGH!!!! I did have a lil bit of a reaction tho so after popping 2 benedryl the site was still red and throbbing. Today 5 days after it is black and blue and under the actual red dot there is a welt. Let's just hope I can go another 32 years without this happening again. Those lil buggers hurt and I am pretty sure I have a pretty high tolerance for pain. Below is the pic I took last night it looks much better.

Happy Monday everyone!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

From Bad to Good

I am sipping on an 8oz glass of cranberry watermelon flavored GoodBelly as I write this...

Ok so a lot of us know about the "Cf Belly" Ugh! My system has been in a funk lately and I am not keen on taking miralax all the time so I try to drink prune juice and I use a probiotic and everything else you could think of under the sun.

Emily Schaller told me about GoodBelly about a month ago and when I first went to the lil health store that I go to it was sold out, I took it being sold out as a good sign. So then I happened to see it in Whole Foods and I gave it a whirl. I LOVE IT!!!!

So I signed up for the 12 day challenge and I am on day 17 :) I am loving this no bloat going twice a day feeling. TMI I know ;) But I challenge you to also give it a whirl I think you will like it not to mention you get amazing coupons when you sign up on And also it tastes great, I have yet to have a gross flavor I have tried mango, cranberry watermelon and the blueberry acai. With flu and cold season our immune systems are going to need all the help they can get and this probiotic drink supports the immune system.

If you give it a whirl let me know what you think about it. I hope all of you had a great Labor day weekend. Fall is in the air and I am excited for a bit cooler temps. Have a great week. Xo