Thursday, September 22, 2016

Checking Off My List

Good News:

A Sigh of Relief. Finally. I had my eye surgery last week and I had my post- operation follow up appointment yesterday. All is going perfect with my eyes! I've been needing this surgery done for the last year, but had to cancel twice due to my getting sick right before surgery.

I had Strabismus surgery. Basically my eyes (mostly the right eye) wonder and can't follow along together. My eyes didn't work as a pair and my left eye took over my sight. So I had depth perception problems, bad night vision, and stopped reading books about a year ago. I was so happy that Wednesday I got to follow through with the surgery!

I have one more post operation surgery appointment next month, but Doc said they look perfect! Well, technically they are still bloody (in the surgery they snip the white part/muscles and stitch them tighter), but I love my bloody eyes more than my old ones and can't wait to read the stack of books waiting for me!!!!

My checklist is finally getting accomplished:
✔ eyes surgery
✔ medical alert bracelet

Yep, that's right!!!! I ordered a medical alert bracelet. Remember about a month ago I asked for opinions? Well, a friend of mine is a KEEP collective designer & through the month of September she is donating a portion of proceeds to the Peoria CF Walk! So I decided it was the perfect opportunity to order an alert bracelet & a CURE CF Bracelet.

I absolutely love them! The bands are reversible and I can move the plates & charms on either band, so it makes a total of 8 looks out of just these 2 bands I bought! If you would like to order anything in the next week through my KEEP online Social party (and have a portion of proceed benefit the CF Foundation), go this KEEP site here!

Why a medical alert bracelet? It was important for my family & friends to feel I was safe in case of an emergency (and myself). If I wasn't deathly allergic to Morphine, I wouldn't be so worried. The last time I was given morphine I went into anaphylactic shock and almost died. I think alerting people I have CF and not to give me morphine were my two priorities. I think being able to put the engraved plate on different bands will make it work with any outfit I wear.  I'm not a huge bracelet person, but these bands adjusted to any size, so they are comfortable.

✔ CF Peoria Walk Ready

October 1st is the Peoria Walk! I'm not sure how big my team will be this year! Last year we had quite a few more people join us. I help plan the Peoria walk, so it is VERY important to me! I'm very excited about the Live Music, Photo booth, and other fun activities at the Walk! But, the best reasons to attend would be:

 1. Andrew, my husband is the Guest Speaker.
 2. It raises money for the CF Foundation, bringing us closer to CURE every single day!

Please consider joining my team that day or donate to our link:
http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/CF2Peoria


Hoping to start Orkambi this month, insurance is still dragging feet. Also, big CF Fundraiser at Rips coming up!!! Follow my CF Facebook page or twitter for more updates!

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