So I don’t have a lot of illness, but there sure are a few. I have cystic fibrosis, asthma, anxiety, depression, and hypothyroidism. So I’m just going to go a little more in depth with theses.
Starting wit something I talk about a lot on this blog is cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that is progressive,terminal, and chronic. Yes all the fancy words. CF causes an overload of mucus in different parts of your body, but is a lung disease. This is caused by a genetic defect that messes up the chloride channels in your body which causes it to not work properly. Therefore the secretions or mucus in the body builds up and is thicker than normal. It mainly affects the digestive system and the lungs. It leads to many hospitalizations and doctors appointments.
Onto the nest thing, asthma. A lot of times cf patients have asthma. It is an inflammation of the bronchioles which causes mucus to possibly build up due to the narrow airways. For me I was already taking albuterol most of my life and was diagnosed after I got asthmatic bronchitis, which was around 3 years or so ago.
Anxiety. A lot of people have general knowledge of what anxiety is. Anxiety is worry, fear, and anxiety that interferes with ones daily life. Symptoms can be excessive stress, worry, and restlessness. For me I get anxiety attacks, social anxiety which is anxiety caused by social interactions causing irrational anxiety, and generalized anxiety. I get anxious in large crowds and near a lot of people, which often leads to anxiety attacks.
Depression. Similar to the last one a lot of people have common knowledge about it. It is a consistent feeling of sadness and disinterest. For awhile I was down and distanced myself, which still happens, but I deal with it. It causes me to shut down and distance myself, stress, mood swings, and other things that I choose not to mention. It sucks basically and stuff.
So last things last, hypothyroidism. It’s where the thyroid gland doesn’t enough thyroid hormone. In my case, it’s genetic, my mom has it. It can cause fatigue,and mood swings. When I was diagnosed I had to get my blood drawn a lot to get my levels checked and for the medication to be tested. All it causes me is to have to take a small pill when I wake up and I can’t eat for a half hour after i take it. The hardest part was the beginning and the very so often check ups and blood draws, but it doesn’t really affect me. Talking about appointments I have my next one next Tuesday and the same week I have clinic Friday.
That’s all for now,