Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The weather was crappy on Sat, but a lot better today. Hopefully it stays that was, cos I really want to go onto Table Mountain!! Haven't been up there in years. Apart from that there's also still some people I need to see (yes, you included Peter!!!)
Haven't taken any pics yet, will do so soon!!!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Yesterday was my 15 month anniversary and I FORGOT about it… It’s the first anniversary that has completely slipped my mind. AND it was a public holiday (Election Day), so I was aware of the date the whole time. I knew it was going to be on Election day, but when the day actually came, I didn’t realize it. Shows you how normalized I have become, if that makes sense!
It’s been a busy week so far… Monday night I had to go pick Chris up and rush him to Casualty, as he had serious abdominal pains. They put him on a drip and he was right as rain again, and Dr said it’s some sort of bug going around (thank goodness I didn’t get the bug!!!) What was strange about the whole experience was not being the patient, and having to sit and wait in the waiting area. Was crappy not to know what’s going on! Can’t IMAGIME what my parents went through when I had my transplant, and they waited for 7 hours.
Tuesday evening our section at work had team-building tenpin bowling!! We played 2 games, and I won the first one!!!! Beat all the guys J Maybe I should’ve entered that for AUS??? Either way, it was lots of fun!! Like I mentioned, yesterday was Elections, so I voted. Didn’t do much else, but that’s what public holidays are about.
Oh, and I got my blood results back, everything is PERFECT :-D CMV is killed off, so all is well with me. AND, it’s 2 sleeps to CAPE TOWN!!!! We will be landing in CT at 23:30 tomorrow night, which is LATE, but hopefully the adrenalin will keep me awake!!!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Work wasn't at all bad today, was nice seeing everybody again, and the day went by fast because I had so much to do. My calves are still REALLY sore after Tuesday's climbing/walking etc. I didn't even have the guts to climb the stairs up to the gym, so took the lift/elevator...SHAMEFUL! At gym I avoided anything involving my calves... so ended up doing lots of ab-stuff (trying to re-create my pre-transplant-coughing-abs!!!) and arms and thighs etc. So tomorrow I'll probably be sore there... oh well... no pain no gain hey?
I'm uploading some pics from tuesday and last Friday on the way down to PE above...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday was family day... went to church, had lunch with grandparents and aunt, and had coffee late afternoon with Antoinette. Monday morning Chris and I made yummy brunch for all of us, and afterwards lunch with Anto, Daniel and Andrew. My dad went back to Joburg on Monday evening.
Yesterday Chris and I went to Storms River Mouth, which is of course my favourite place ever. Walked a lot, had lunch there, went on a boat ride, which was GREAT!!! It was like a big rubber duck, that went out into the sea and down the river mouth. The sea part was the best, as the sea is pretty rough there, so we shot into air the whole time! Better than any roller coaster! We took quite a bit of pics, but my camera's battery died :-( So will only be able to upload then when I'm back in Jozi.
Tomorrow and Friday is going to be CRAZY at work, as I'll have to catch up with my 2 days leave... This weekend we're going to a wedding though, which is very exciting. My first wedding post transplant!!! Will be cool to be able to dance etc for a change. And on the 24th we're going to Cape Town for a whole week!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will be posting pics asap...
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Yesterday morning I had what Oprah calls an “aha-moment”. (I used to have time to watch Oprah!). I was asking one of my CF friends how he was doing, and he was telling me what an awesome drug Chloramphenicol is. For a few moments I had to think hard which pill/IV med that was, as the name rang a bell but I couldn’t quite place it. Then it hit me. It was my favourite oral antibiotic that always worked and saved me LOTS of IV’s. I practically worshipped it and whenever I started feeling another infection it was the first thing I wanted to try. The aha-moment was when I realized I’m starting to forget some of the things that was such an integral part of my end-stage CF. I got the same feeling a few months ago when another CF’er asked me what dose of Tobramycin I used to nebulise with and I couldn’t remember. If I had to go back in a time warp and do my nebs again, I wouldn’t know how to mix it!!!! It just proves how normal my life has become, and that I’ve become rather distanced to CF stuff, albeit not on purpose (although if I ever had to nebulise again etc I’d obviously pick it up again in a few minutes, but for now it’s nice not to remember all the nitty gritty details). It’s such a blessing.
I also have a prayer request… for all my friends on the transplant list… I know quite a few YOUNG people on the transplant list, one of them who was admitted with hemoptisys (coughing up blood) again now. The sad thing is that after me they haven’t done ANY young people again. I don’t know what the reason is exactly, but it’s like only older people get done. Obviously it’s great for them, but because I know what it feels like when you’re in your 20’s and your peers are starting their careers and getting married etc while your life is on hold and you’ve got the lungs of a 200 year-old!!! IT SUCKS. So I REALLY want them to experience what I am SO BADLY…
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Then the big news… I PASSSED MY JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE COMPLIANCE OFFICER EXAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so tough, that I really didn’t think I’d make it, and was already setting another date to write in my head! But God was good and I was VERY surprised when I found out on Monday that I did in fact pass!!! It totally made my month (career-wise!!!).
Not much other news right now. Did the photo-shoot for the magazine article yesterday afternoon, which went well I think. Was just far to drive and was VERY hot!!!