Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Month of May

The Month of May has been good... a bit of fun, fevers, and flowers.
It's Peter's Birthday month (19th) so that was super fun to have his first birthday...first married birthday that is. I got him a creme Brulee set (he loves creme brulee)...what a fun treat! We had a blast making it together...and what man doesn't feel powerful with a fire torch in his hand? hehe
I got sick earlier in the month (that's why I haven't written at all) and we have been trying to keep this lung infection under control with pills and inhaled antibiotics (trying to help my body last longer off of IVs). We are in the process of figuring out (or rather, trying to figure out) why my body does what it does. Praise the Lord, my lungs are in really great condition (little scarring) and are able to breath very well...the problem is, they decide not to breath so great some of the time. So...we are trying to figure it out and stop the cycle of sickness that has happened every 10 weeks for he past number of years. Our CF doctor has been good and really nice and understanding. It has been a joy to work with him. Our Cf clinic on the other hand can be kind of frustrating...only because it's a HUGE clinic (hundreds of patients). So they have a nurse for when I'm on IVs at home, and a different nurse if I have a question about my meds, and a different nurse I see in clinic and a different person to call if I need to schedule an appointment...etc You get the point.
So, today is my last day on my oral antibiotics and I have a couple more weeks inhaling my other antibiotic. Next week we go to see the doctor and hopefully we can figure the next step in helping my lungs out!
With the condition of my lungs I should only need IVs like once or twice a year (instead of every 10 weeks).

on a different note: the flowers are in full bloom and there is a beautiful tree bush thing outside my kitchen sink window which has huge pink flowers on it!
It's hot outside and it's hot inside too! Today is humid and hard to breath, so I'm just layin low. Peter's hard at work on his first summer class (preaching 101 sorta). We just watched a sermon together on dvd which was one of his assignments. He preaches on Friday and so he is submersed in sermon prep as well. We are so thankful for our time here in seminary. What a blessing!
Another big thing that happened this month is that my friend Tamara (one of my bridesmaids) went to Africa! She will be there until November. She has been doing well so far- Praise the Almighty! I miss her terribly, but she is serving Christ and He will teach her, use her and grow her while she is there!
Oh yeah, we also went to Chicago so that I could walk for graduation! That was awesome! We split an 8 pound cheeseburger with a bunch of guys from peter's prior dorm floor~ YUMMY!


  1. Mary, I am so blessed to have you as a friend, and I am proud too ;-)

    p.s.- your creme brulees look Ah-maaaz-ing.

  2. I miss you and i think i will come to boston today...except that i haven't driven in 3 months...hmmm...i love you!!!

  3. That burger looks SICK (but the creme brulee does looks delish)!! Glad you're feeling a bit better. Looks like you made Peter's birthday super fun (what a good wifey you are). XOXOXOXOXO