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My symptoms of Omicron

Covid-19

Well, it’s finally happened. I tested positive for Covid three days ago, only a few hours after receiving my booster jab. There seems to be a lot of speculation about the Omicron variant and I thought readers might find it useful to know my symptoms of Omicron. Especially as I am a vulnerable/high-risk individual due to having Cystic Fibrosis and …

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7 Ways To Manage Pain If You’re Chronically Ill

If you struggle with pain management and you’re unsure how to improve things then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re struggling with chronic pain or you have sustained an injury, you need to ensure you’re doing all that you can to manage your pain. Luckily, there are lots of tips and tricks you can …

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4 Strategies For Dealing With Chronic Illness

Taking Control Of Your Situation Having chronic illness doesn’t mean you must be controlled by your condition. There’s always a positive spin you can put on even the most difficult situation. You can also go the negative route. You could either say: “Wow, I have this condition, now there’s these things I can never do.” Or, you could say: “Well …

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Inspirational talk by Klyn Elsbury

Klyn Elsbury is an inspirational woman living with Cystic Fibrosis (like me). I particularly enjoyed this talk she gave where she outlines the difficulties of living with an illness, dealing with adversity and rising above it… Mandy X

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Chronic illness and being ambitious

It’s a tough gig when you have a chronic illness and you are also ambitious. The two are really at odds with each other and it can take mental strength to navigate the tightrope between without major frustration. This has been on my mind because I was admitted to hospital 2 nights ago. Nothing quite brings me back down with …

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Chronic illness and mental health

I was really sad to learn of Rachael Bland‘s death, she died only three days ago from cancer, at the age of 40. I was also upset to find out about a lovely young lady – Claire Wineland who died in this last week too. She died from complications after a double lung transplant. She was born with Cystic Fibrosis, …

Living with chronic illness

Living with chronic illness is a huge challenge for anyone. Not only are there physical symptoms to deal with, it is also mentally challenging to stay on top of the pressures and anxiety ill health brings. I have lived with cystic fibrosis since birth and this has affected my life in many ways. Cystic fibrosis affects the lungs and pancreas …

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6 Remarkable Things to Know About People Living With a Chronic Illness

  6 Remarkable Things to Know About People Living With a Chronic Illness Life is tough for people with a chronic illness, but through the pain and the fatigue and all the other symptoms and side effects, they show an extraordinary passion for life and try to achieve as much as possible. With help from themighty.com, we’ve compiled a list of …

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Make the most of every day

  Make the most of every day Living with cystic fibrosis has helped me to keep these words firmly in my mind: make the most of every day. It’s easy to expect that we will live forever but this is an attitude that can lead to us wasting precious time pursuing things that aren’t important. Make time for friends, family …