Cratchit Energy Found!
Well, I did it! I made it through A Christmas Carol. And what a wonderful time it has been.
Not without sacrifices, though. On October 31, I had to put one of my kitties to sleep. Her name was Matches, and she was 16 years old. She was my little baby, and I miss her a lot!
The caravan technicians arrived three days later and then the actors after that. Time to rock and roll! Things really clicked along. Except during the process, I lost my dear, dear CF friend, Lori Wirth. I love you Lori! Dealing with CF is not going to be the same without you!!!
One good thing came out of the process. During the visitation for Lori, I met Jason. Jason had a transplant three years ago and is doing very well! He is the transplant King! He had some great advice for me, and we are going to meet again sometime in December.
As for the funeral day, here's how it went; I went to work, then to Benson High where the East Coast tour was, back to work, then to the funeral, back to work, back to Benson, on to South High where the Midwest tour was and back to work. Quite the day.
The anxiety from these events affected my stomach for a few days. Total knots; couldn't hardly eat. I'm pretty sure I lost about five pounds. But my stomach is back to normal and after a great Turkey Dinner, I think things should be getting back on track again.
Moving on...The tours are now on the road, and the whole thing was energizing! I don't know what it was about this year that was so different but, what is normally a schedule that runs me down and leaves me exhausted, left me instead, full of excitement, energy and motivation! Are my lungs any better? Of course not. And I have tests in late December to show me where I stand. But for three weeks, my lungs felt suspended in time. For a short while, I was able to do what I wanted, when I wanted. I told my lungs what to do and not the other way around.
Some of the tour people found out about my campaign. I wasn't quite prepared for that. But this little coming out was returned to me in love and friendship and kindness like I have never known. Thank you my friends! I love you all!
God Bless Us, Everyone!