Saturday, January 23, 2010
So this year started out pretty good. I've had a few rough patches to get through but I am finally clear headed and know that things will work out in time. February 11th I am starting a new study drug that is actually supposed to revcrse the effects of CF at the cellular level. This is the most amazing thing that has been discovered thus far. It has already shown an average of a 10% increase in lung function and a decrease in sodium chloride level (this is what causes the mucus to get thick, sticky and cause infections). It's phase two of the study. There will be a group that gets the actual drug and a group that gets a placebo. I am PRAYING that I get the actual drug. Most studies there is a 50/50 chance of whether you will get the drug or not, this study is 4/5, so my chances are definitely better. In the meantime I am still looking for nursing jobs, I feel that it is time for me to get back into the workforce. I'm still bartending a few nights a week, but I MISS nursing so bad! I am looking to become an RN in a neonatal intensive care unit. I actually have an interview monday (so keep your fingers crossed). Monday I am also going to start scheduling in the gym into my daily planner. It's sooo hard to get myself there, but when I am there I feel good. My boyfriend has been waiting on me to get my ass in gear - so I am going to this week! I know that a consistent exercise routine will also help me feel great.