Hey everyone :)
Sorry I've gone AWOL. I've been kind of busy, and when I had some down time I either wasn't in the mood to blog or I'd forget. SO, here I am. The last time I blogged was on July 6th, so I will try my best to include everything that's happened. Let's see...I have 2 weeks to make up for.

First, I want to acknowledge that I'm gaining more followers. Fourteen followers, yes, but it's better than nothing :D. Thanks to everyone who is spreading the word!

Secondly, I'll update on an ENT appointment I had. As some of you may remember, I was on levaquin for an infection about a month ago. In the midst of this infection, the sinus headaches that I have always dreaded started to return. I checked in with my ENT about it, and he told me to finish the levaquin, then get a CT scan and we'd go from there. I finished the levaquin shortly after, but went on vacation for 10 days. So, afterward, I got the CT scan and he checked them out and called us sayng he wanted to talk to us. Last time he had called us in to talk to us about a CT scan, he said, and I quote, "You needed sinus surgery 5 years ago". Because of that, we automatically assumed that this time I needed another surgery. NOPE! Turns out he just likes to talk face-to-face with people about their CT scans :). The scan showed some congestion, but he didn't want to default to unecessary surgery because there was air flowing through most of my sinus passages. Yay!

Thirdly, I want to talk about my last vacation: Santa Cruz! My mom's friend has CF and their family lives up in NorCal. For the past 2 years, we've met (almost) halfway in Santa Cruz for vacation :). They have two daughters, Annie and Jamie, who are the coolest people ever :). Some of you guys may remember when they came down and we all went to Knott's Berry Farm together. I love the Baker Family! <3

From left to right: Jamie, Hannah (my sister), Annie and me

Left to right: Tammy (their mom, w/ CF), Annie, my Mom, Hannah, Steve (their dad)

I went surfing on my own, with no instructors :)

Also, I started cayston! It's SO much easier than TOBI; yes, it's 3 times a day instead of 2, but those 3 treatments combined are shorter than one dose of TOBI. I love it. I haven't actually noticed a huge difference in the way I feel, but hopefully my PFT's will show it.

Finally, I want to make a quick tribute to the Mauli Ola Foundation. These guys are absolutely amazing. I can't even begin to express my gratitude toward what they do for me, my family, and the rest of the CF community. They are truly a blessing. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't be a surfer girl, and I wouldn't be as healthy as I am right now. SO, I love you all to death. Every one of you. Don't forget it! :)

To view the Mauli Ola Foundation site, click here, or click on the Mauli Ola logo on the right side of this page.

To donate to the Mauli Ola Foundation, click here.

To view my member profile on the Mauli Ola site, click here.

Thats pretty much all I have to update on. I feel like I'm totally blanking out on something that I wanted to tell you guys. If I remember, I can just re-update this post.
I hope you guys know how much I love you all!