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And the Good news is …..

Posted by amber | My Diary | Posted on September 12th, 2010

Well i am 40… I am thinking that with CF I turned 40 two years ago when it started. I believe the age clock suddenly sped up right to 40 and beyond.

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!@#$%^&

40 Responses to “And the Good news is …..”

  1. Susan says:

    Thank you again for an absolutely gorgeous evening on Saturday. You looked stunning and definitely don’t look 40!! Hope that you have a good week after all the festivities of the weekend. Lots of love, Sue XXX

  2. zarla says:

    Love your blog Sue,
    I have a link to it on my blog, which is nowhere as lovely as yours!

    I am 43, there is life after the big 4 0 ! Even with CFS!

    Yes, there is no cure to either afflictions, but one is more debilitating than the other i’ve found!

    Keep up this fantastic blog, i am glad i visited today, u’ve raised my spirits!
    Take care,

  3. nicci says:

    sounds like you had a wonderful party glad you enjoyed yourself – you deserve it, i know turning 40 is not easy LOL you were at mine and remember it was full of joy and tears but all good neverthe less. xx

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