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I am a wife and mother who also has cystic fibrosis and a mitochondrial disease.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mutants Unite, Cystic Fibosis Survey and an update!

Hello all! I'm in a pretty good mood today, despite not feeling 100%. I've been having an even harder time than usual with coughing and wheezing. Saturday is a busy day so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I feel well enough. I'm having lunch with my best friend, Jessica, and other mom's. Jess is going to have her first child and I thought it would be nice to just get together and just support her. Later that night the cemetery my Grandmother and Grand Donald are buried in is having a candle light vigil. I'd love to be able to do both so I have been trying to take it easy this week.

We had Thanksgiving at my house and my daughter cooked dinner. A friend of hers from her culinary classes came over to help, as well as an old family friend. It was a really nice dinner with two stuffed turkey breasts and a pork crown roast, for sides we had creamed greens, green bean casserole, sweet potato puree, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and cranberry chutney. It was so good! Frank's parents and my parent's were here too, which just made everything better! I love spending time with the people I love, so they day was just awesome!

I got an email a few weeks ago asking me if I could use my blog to ask for CF patients who would be willing to help out the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by answering a few questions. Specifically adults with CF. They are conducting online discussion groups and interviews with adults to learn more about what we need and how they can better serve our needs. Will you sign up to participate? Cut and paste the following link:


Oh and I have to show my husbands latest tee shirt designs!! When I was first diagnosed with CF and mito we joked with my doctors about me being a mutant, maybe possibly I'd be able to join the X-Men. LOL Flash forward to this month my husband has designed tee shirts inspired by me and that discussion so long ago. I know I'm not the only one to call myself that, so I wanted to share his work! He has designed a mitochondrial mutant shirt

You can buy it on teepublic.com https://teepublic.com/show/8056-mitochondrial-mutant-in-black
or get it as a hoodie on redbubble.com at http://www.redbubble.com/people/cfdunbar/works/11166939-mitochondrial-mutant

The next shirt is inspired by cystic fibrosis

This one is also available on teepublic.com https://teepublic.com/show/8051-respiratory-mutant-in-black
or as a hoodie on redbubble.com http://www.redbubble.com/people/cfdunbar/works/11166952-respiratory-mutant?ref=work_main_nav

Later we discovered that I also had a blood clotting issue, so the next shirt is inspired it

Again this is available as a tee shirt at teepublic.com https://teepublic.com/show/8060-blood-mutant-in-black
or as a hoodie at redbubble.com http://www.redbubble.com/people/cfdunbar/works/11166972-blood-mutant

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