Last Monday I went to the CF clinic and boy was I nervous! I really was unsure as to how my PFTs were holding up because I only had Kaylee two months prior and I had just started exercising again two weeks prior. I was also nervous because when I was pregnant my bladder control was less than ideal and PFTs were kind of an issue. Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly of my clinic visit:
The great news is that although when I get a coughing fit my bladder is weaker than I would like (that wasn't the great news ye), I had no problems doing my PFTs which was a huge relief!
The good news is that even though I lost my baby weight pretty fast and by my 6 week appointment I was just 1lb over my prepregnancy weight of 125lbs I am now 128.9lbs. Obviousness, I have been eating like a pig and despite having CF and breastfeeding I am almost 4lbs heavier than usual!
The not so good news is that my lung function is down 3% from my prepregnancy baseline which isn't horrible, but I sure miss my high (for me) lung function that pregnancy brought. The doc said that if I continue to workout it should increase, but if I have any indication that I am developing an infection I need to call and get antibiotics. Unfortunately, there really aren't any safe orals so it would be straight to IVs.
The awful news is that I reordered more hypertonic saline which is really a lifesaver when it comes to my CF and makes a huge difference in keeping my lungs clean. The pharmacy ran out (!!!!) so they weren't able to get it for me on Friday and now it is a holiday weekend so I can't get it until Tuesday!!! Ugh, I have been coughing insane amounts this weekend!
It was really fun introducing Kaylee to the clinic staff. My dad came along to help with her since the clinic appointments are long and I would be a little too busy to tend to her if she was fussy. She was awesome and took a nap for most of the clinic visit and after she woke up she gave a few smiles to the staff. It was super cute having her there, but once she becomes mobile I can see clinic visits becoming a little crazy!