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Great Clinic Visit

Well, folks, Beautiful was right. Again. She always is, so remember that, fair peoples of the world. I told her that I was feeling junky and concerned that I needed to get on IVs before vacation in June, so I moved up clinic to today. I was wheezy, but was hoping it was due to being an off month for my wonder aerosol. I started back on it yesterday and have had 4 doses so far – the wheezing has stopped.

Here is where it gets amazing: my PFTs were better than they have been for quite a while. Aside from results when I was on a study, it was the best since 2008. Here’s what is going on:

Date Weight FVC FVC % FEV1 FEV1 %
2/19/10 114.4 2.1 49% 0.98 27%
3/19/10 119.1 2.24 52% 1.24 34%
5/14/10 116.6 2.49 58% 1.32 36%

I got to see the head doctor today, which only happens about once per year, so that was a treat. He didn’t rush out either, because he chewed the fat about my graduation and work, and then moved on to talking about re-doing his medical site and forum for patients. I think it will move quickly, so I’ll be posting those as completed projects when they’re done.

This Saturday is the Tampa Great Strides walk, so I’ll be seeing my coordinator 3 times this week, since she’s on my walk team, too.

So the moral of the story is this: Beautiful’s ability to predict my health not only includes my being sick, but my wellness, also. If you ever want to know how I really am, ask her, not me. I clearly don’t have a clue.


  1. Wow… this is a really interesting concept for a blog. I'm liking it a lot! Anyway, congrats on your wellness! I wonder if “beautiful” can just make stuff up, and it'll come true? XD That's be awesome.

  2. Thanks, Justin. Diving into the CF aspect of my life took overcoming years
    of internal resistance, but now I'm free. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'll be sure to tell her to
    think big for next clinic.

  3. cfjourney says

    Congrats on those PFTs!!!! WOW!!!

  4. Thanks. Great Strides in 2 hours… going to go walk 3.1 miles with my CF
    coordinator to prove it to them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. cfjourney says

    Have a GREAT time… My walk's tomorrow!

  6. It wasn't the best venue, but we had fun anyway. Being at a zoo made it kind
    of hard to go at your pace on a 10' wide path. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I know – I'm slow getting here. Been busy reading “happy birthday” wishes on Facebook. LOL! Anyway, those are impressive numbers. Seeing that kind of steady improvement in patients your age must be a bit unusual. Anyway, it looks like your discipline and God's providence are working well together. ๐Ÿ˜‰