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In 2010 I had a lung biopsy done and I was diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease, due to this development my physical activities are cut down to a minimum if not any because my lungs develop so much phlegm which clogs up my airways, I have too clear it out in order to breathe regularly. I've been on Prednisone ever since & even been through some Chemo Medicine, But w/ the Grace of God I'm very hopeful that I will overcome it.. #intersistiallungdisease #lungdisease #spoonieb

I don't talk about my life much before I started working in the laboratory but in a nutshell I got pregnant in high school, dropped out and went to cosmetology school. I worked as a nail technician 2 years before I started college. While I was in this field I saw some funky looking hair, skin and nails which is what partially started peaking my interest in pathology.
I saw nails like this, and I was very interested to learn in school that fingernails can be a sign or someone's underlying health condition. This is called finger clubbing, and is commonly associated with diseases of the lung (such as lung cancer) and cardiac disease. It can totally be seen as just an idiopathic finding or one that happens for no reason without any underlying disease.
Some patients that have clubbing may not even notice because it occurs slowly over time. It is not really known why these patients get clubbing but studies have shown there is an increase of blood flow in the distal portion of the fingertips which may be a contributing cause.
#iheartautopsy #heartdisease #lungdisease #science #medicine #medschool #pathology

As you know May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, it is also Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month as well. And on the blog today we have this incredibly powerful read of one of the most loving,inspiring, kind families you will ever meet. The life of Cystic Fibrosis through the eyes of two fighters, a mother, and a sister. You guys, I love this family with all my heart, and you will too. Let's spread awareness for CF so we can find a cure. Love you @shermanmandie @nicoleelder_ @natalie_moss @aimee_rudd
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Thank you to everyone who joined us at last week's Lung Force Expo, which aims to educate, inspire and connect patients and caregivers affected by #lungdisease. If you weren't able to join us, mark your calendars for our next walk on September 24 to continue raising awareness!

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.

Today I had a check-up which I get every three months. At these check-ups all CF patients have to do Pulmonary Function Tests. These tests show how well our lungs are functioning as CF primarily attacks the lungs.
These tests are important as they determine progression of the disease, if there are any lung exacerbations, the need for antibiotics, the need for hospitalizations, and the need for lung transplantation at end stage Cystic Fibrosis.
Everyone's lung function with CF is different. Some people can have very good lung function for a very long time and some may have poor lung function that declines quickly. It all depends on how well we take care of ourselves, if we do our treatments religiously, and severity of the disease.
In this video you will see me performing lung function tests. The major number they look at is our FEV 1. This is forced expiratory volume in one second, so, how much air I blow out in the first second. This number is a good indicator of overall lung function. My FEV1 today was at 88! If you don't know, that number is SUPER GOOD especially for someone almost being 30 with CF. To put it short, my lungs are still functioning normally! Woohoo!
This is day 8 of 31: Pulmonary Function Tests

Please watch, SHARE, and help spread awareness! Thank you! To share you will have to click the link in my bio to be redirected to another page!

#cfawareness #cfwarrior #lungdisease #justbreathe #cysticfibrosis

There are a few great things happening in this video:
1. Yes...that's my first muumuu (best @savers_thrift find ever). It's all downhill from here.
2. Fuzzy sock boots. I'm never taking them off.
3. Jazz music.
5. The beauty and elegance of dance...performed in front of my family who were waiting for their Saturday morning pancakes.
6. Pure bliss (right before I coughed up a lung from exhaustion). #lungdisease #sexydance

#ShowYourLUNGFORCE to raise awareness of #lungcancer – together we will be the FORCE that defeats #lungdisease 🦋💙#turquoisetakeover @lungs_jax

Did a last second trip to Miramar Beach Florida to see my family. Been over 5 years since I've seen my brother @chrisfranzen and over two for my mom Donna, and three years for dad. @ericwfranzen is working on getting his lungs back after a bout of pneumonia. Love you!!! #ipf #lungdisease #hospitalssuck #gettingolder #lovemyfamily

Old picture because I'm sitting at home feeling like shit 🤷🏻‍♀️#alpha1 #lungdisease

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As you know May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, it is also Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month as well. And on the blog today we have this incredibly powerful read of one of the most loving,inspiring, kind families you will ever meet. The life of Cystic Fibrosis through the eyes of two fighters, a mother, and a sister. You guys, I love this family with all my heart, and you will too. Let's spread awareness for CF so we can find a cure. Love you @shermanmandie @nicoleelder_ @natalie_moss @aimee_rudd
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My little lucas wanted on his grandads harley so badly today. Kept trying to reach the handle bars. I go on my bike😂😂 this boy is going to be hard to hold back when it comes to bikes cars and racing when he's older. #harleydavidson #livetorideridetolive #cdh #cdhuk #scoliosis #scoliosisuk #lungdisease #happy #petrolhead

Unless the epidemic of NCDs is urgently fought, more than 100,000 lives a day will be lost and poverty will deepen. We cannot allow this to happen. I commend Uruguay's President Tabaré Vázquez for hosting the WHO Global Conference on NCDs this October in Montevideo. #geneva #publichealth #noncommunicablediseases #globalhealth #cardiovasculardisease #diabetes #dementia #stroke #lungcancer #lungdisease #asthma #copd #cancer #montevideo #tabarevazquez #uruguay #paris #france

Throw back my red hair ... before I started wearing wigs and back tatt. .that is now one long tatt one side my body... #inkaddict
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#backtattoo #inked #girlswithtattoos #womenwithink #tattooed #tattoedleg #altgirl #redhair #ink #glam #burlesque #burlesqueperformer #survivor #lungdisease #transplant #doublelungs #livinglife

It's time to say bye bye 👋 Oslo goodbye 👋
A big shootout to DFDS seaways who could understand that traveling with oxygen therapy can be tricky. Got on-board and got my cabin about an hour ahead of schedule! That is inclusion for you 💖💖 #alpha1awareness #Alphawarriors #inclusionforall #accessibility #oxygentherapy #simplygomini #ship #DFDS #Oslo #myalpha1story #lungdisease #travel #disability

If you do one decent thing this bank holiday weekend be sure to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register if you haven't already and help save lives. Link in my bio ♻️❤️ #organdonor #hearttransplant #lungdisease #livelifegivelife #transplant #cysticfibrosis #signforlife #organdonor #organrecipient #nhs #footwearfloozy

Chronic illness is never boring! My last lumbar Ct scan showed a quickly growing cyst on my kidney, so we gonna go check it out! 👍🏼
#livingwithchronicillness #pulmonaryhypertension #lungdisease #pacemaker #kidneyprobs #lupus

The longest word in English, published in a dictionary. It is a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust found in most volcanoes.

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