Thursday, April 13, 2017

Snap Crackle Pop

I made it through almost the entire preschool year and through the whole holiday season without getting CF sick. April came along and somehow I caught a cold that went to my lungs. I was so close to making it to spring. Oh well, such is life with CF. I haven't been CF sick since summer which is pretty amazing and so I really can't complain.

There are a lot of aspects of being CF sick that are annoying, but the snap crackle pop sound coming from my lungs all day and night is driving me insane! Does it drive anyone else crazy? Like I can't sleep because the buzzing and whooshing and crackling coming from inside my body is so noisy I can't block it out. I feel like no matter how often my husband uses the precursor on my back or how often I vest or how many times I huff cough I have a constant symphony going on in my lungs that just won't quiet down. 

I am really looking forward to when this infection clears up and I have more energy, less coughing, less mucus and I feel better overall. But of all the aspects of getting well I am looking forward to the one I am looking forward to the most is the silence of my "healthy" lungs.


  1. Oh my goodness, yes! I can totally relate! I have to sleep with an air purifier on to provide white noise otherwise I can't stop hearing the crackles. I'm so sorry to hear you're sick and hope you're feeling back to normal soon!

    1. I use an air purifier too!!! Haha. I had to turn it up to the highest setting in an attempt to drown out my lung noise these past few days.

      I feel like I am improving already which is pretty insane because recovering is usually so so slow for me so I am crossing my fingers that one round of orals will do the trick. The last few infections required several courses and about two months to get over. Eek!

      I hope you are doing well and staying healthy!