Friday, March 1, 2013

2 birds, 1 stone & closest thing to a cure thus far.

2 Birds, 1 Stone:

What a horrible saying, killing 2 birds with one stone. Would take some talent, but still horrible all the same. However, that is what I'm doing today! I have my pre-surgical docctors appt this morning at 9:30am in Hoffman Estates, and then I have my specialist appt for my Cystic Fibrosis Arthritis this afternoon in chicago too. I'm very excited about the 2nd one. CFRA has been bothering me a lot more lately and it drives me crazy when it intereferes with my jobs or plays rehearsals. There isn't a lot of information on it. I posted a couple articles in a couple posts a couple weeks ago. Its like CF-related Diabetes. It not type 1, its not type 2, its a new, thrid, mutated type!

If you think about it, CFers definetly have enough weird mutations, that we make some awesome X-Men! Also about the CF Mutations...

As you may know, there are thousands of different mutations that can lead to CF! As research is being done, some new drugs are being targeted to try correct or prevent the underlining problems the mutated genes cause, and so far Kayldeco has made it to the shelf for CFers! However, that one doesn't help with my mutations. However...

This was just released about the newest research for my mutations:
"Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the Phase 3 clinical trials of Kalydeco™ in combination with VX-809, a CF drug in development. The combined therapies are designed to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis for individuals with 2 copies of the Delta F508 Mutation." - for more information, read complete article HERE!

I'm very excited about this and can't wait to see how the 6 months trials go!

I will blog again soon to let you know how my appointments went and will be posting more information about the CF Walk that is going to be just 15 minutes away from my hometown (and hopefully, to be IN my hometown in 2014)! Whoot Whoot!

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome news about the new med. A cure would be amazing!