Saturday, August 4, 2012

5K. I could cry. Beyond Annoyed.

My 5K
I paid my registartion fee weeks ago, have been training and I'm ready for the 5K. However, I didn't get to run my 5K today. Why? Because Cystic Fibrosis decided to one up me. I got my spots back friday, and they just got worse and worse. They look like this:

They take over my feet, and sometimes my calves. I posted about this a few weeks ago. I had them during the last few performances of Hairspray. I call it the "Mummy disease" because when it happens my joints freeze up and I can't move.

So the morning of my 5K I wake up and they are on my thighs...

    and on my arms. This is the worst they have been in years.

I took pictures to show Dr. B at my clinic on the 11th.  I'm just really bummed and upset about my weekend! I was supposed to run my first 5K!!!!! I then had a bags tournament in Peoria for the Dream Factory, and was then going to head to Champaign for Sat night- Monday!

My friend Alex, reserved me a ticket for Rent, which he is music director for (and I really want to see it)! AND I was planning on helping my old Roomie, Stacey pack her stuff and get ready to move. She moves to another state on Monday and I wanted to say goodbye! I also was going to stop in another town on my trip home to see another friend, who just recently moved their with her husband!

All my plans are ruined.  I'm sooo upset. What am I going to do with my time. I can't move around too much, a whole weekend of laying around.. Me. Sit still (if you know me, you know I'm way too active to sit around).

Maybe I will hook my old nintendo up in the living room and bust out old school Mario, Zelda, etc. When this happened when I was little that is what I did, just played video games or made my mom play them, so I could watch, depending how much it hurt.

This happens to some CFers and Dr. B says it CF-related Arthritis. Chatrath said it has to due wih my liver not cleaning my blood properly. So anyway, I can't stand not being able to move. (its been off and on for 3 weeks). So I called Dr. B today!

Hopefully it gets figured out!

The most ironic thing about the whole situation. I'm running and training to bring up my lung function, so I can live a full life, be mother, grandmother, etc. Finally, I get excited about taking control of my CF, when BAM, it smacks across the face.

Well, I'm tougher than that and I will just keep training and my first 5K will have to wait.


  1. I am so sorry for you! I'll be praying and hope the sun will shine brightly on you for the day that you finally get to be in the 5K. :D

  2. aw, thanks! I'm sure having more time before my first 5K will just help me prepare more and make a way cooler t-shirt design! :-)

  3. Maybe I can help? I'm fairly good at T-shirt designs... :)

  4. I will Facebook you about it :-)Thanks Helena!

  5. Keep training for that 5K you will get! Good luck