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Bad bad CF patient!

Posted Feb 26 2013 8:55pm 1 Comment
I am a very bad CF patient.

Why?

Well...........I haven't done my vest since I got out of the hospital, almost 2 months ago!

AHHHHHHHHHHH

I know I know....the first few weeks I was sore from the port placement.  Then it turned in to me being scared that the vest would hurt the port anyway.  Then it just got out of hand.

BUT I am writing this post as I sit hooked up to the vest finally!  It is not a pleasant feeling, and I don't know if round one after not doing it for 2 months will last the whole 20 minutes.  I hear in time it will get less awkward and less irritating so that means I need to keep at it!

My port is still awkward for me.  I am extremely aware of its presence at all times of the day.  So the vest was just scary!  I can't even wear a bra because it annoys the site.  Which, thankfully, I was "blessed" with very tiny boobs and I don't need to wear one!

Lately the old lungs have been very sore and not happy so I decided I needed to suck it up and attempt the vest again.  It can't hurt....well....you know what I mean!!!


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Amy, don't feel bad, I have a vest somewhere in my closet. I am sure I would have to scoop the dust off to find it... I will be 60 this Oct. I told them when they wanted to sell me the vest, "what will I do with that, throw it in the closet with all the other junk you sold me... Needless to say all CF Drs. have me listed as "Non-compliant". But, "oh well I am older than they are", so suck it up Doc. I am one of the very few old people living well with CF. And I have 2X-delta-508's. As you know, that is as bad as it gets... I am very very active.
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