Monday, 25 March 2013

IV update and business launch!

I'm coming to the end of my 2 week course of IVS. Have an appointment on Weds to see if my lung function is up enough for me to stop them. I'm still quite tired and coughing a lot at the moment, but my appetite has increased yaaaaaay!! Hopefully can get somewhere close to 50kg for my wedding :)

Speaking of wedding, it's just under 7 weeks away! I feel like that's still a long time, but i'm sure it'll fly by.

Also, last week I launched my own BUSINESS! Yes, I am now officially a business woman. It's called Short Bark and Sides and is a dog grooming business. Check out my facebook page and website and let me know what you think :)

Having my own business is going to allow me to work in my own time, at my own pace, and when I'm feeling up to it. I could never work a typical mon-fri 9-5 job as I would be absolutely K.Oed after the first day! My CF in the last few years has dramatically changed my abilities to work and at first I worried that I'd never be able to do anything with my life except sit on my arse all day scrounging benefits. But thankfully my family and friends have helped and supported me in creating my own little business that gives me some independence and joy. Now all I need is clients... ;)

Take care xxx

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Feeling rough!

So I finished my 2 week course of Septrin, an oral antibiotic, and felt no better. Therefore I went up to Brompton yesterday and had another lung function and the usual weight, sats etc. My lung function had dropped a bit, but thankfully m weight had increased a bit! We decided that I should start home IVs, so now I'm on Tobramicyn and Meropenum again. This should hopefully be my final IV course before my wedding!

This morning I felt sooooo rough, my chest was really tight and I felt that my airways were inflamed. Hopefully it is just a sign that the IVs are already starting to work to get me better. It's going to be hard to relax for these two weeks as I have a lot to do for my wedding and I've got friends wanting their dogs groomed- just waiting for my table to arrive :) But I am going to try and get as much bed rest as possible.

Last night, for the first time ever, Barney managed to jump up onto the bed! He's been too small to clamber up before but now he is big enough. I can't believe how fast he is growing! I'm hoping to get him booked in for the chop next week, as he's already humping things haha