And the Good news is …..
Posted by amber | My Diary | Posted on September 12th, 2010
But I had a wonderful celebration and awoke to a huge banner and a gorgeous statue of a girl on a rock by my favourite sculptor, Anton Momberg. I was thoroughly spoilt with fabulous gifts; ate loads of yummy cake and had the most perfect summers day in Cape Town. Even did a mini walk along Camps Bay beach.
I do so wish that I was celebrating today without CF. Its like having an unwanted relation come visit and stay forever. You didn’t want them in the first place and then to make matters worse they decided not to leave!!!
As they say, “The good news is you wont die from this and the bad news is, you wont die from this” It kind of applies to turning 40 and CF!!! I remember very clearly when I first sensed something was very wrong with me. I was in a taxi with my brother (who lives in London) on the way to the airport in London. I just felt gradually worse and worse – short of breath, heart palpitations, dizzy, nausea, exhausted beyond belief. I think I was having a panic attack at that stage too. My brother became extremely alarmed and I insisted that we go straight to the hospital as I was sure I was about to die! We staggered into ‘Emergency’, partly because I felt like hell and partly because we were dragging my ridiculously large suitcases. I was ushered into a cubicle with my brother holding me up. They must have assumed he was my husband or partner because after I explained my symptoms the nurse piped up with, “Oh, you must be pregnant!” There was no room for denials as she whipped me off to perform the tests. She no doubt had experienced these mini dramas many a time in her jaded career. Anyway we went home , not diagnosed but sure I was about to pop off.
Anyway 2 years down the line and many doctors later I now know what was wrong. But the story hasn’t changed much. This time …”The good news is we have diagnosed your illness, the bad news is there is no cure.”
And the same can be said for turning 40!@#$%^&