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Living with chronic illness

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 […]

Cystic Fibrosis and hospital stays

Cystic Fibrosis and hospital stays

Every 18 months or so, I need to go into hospital for a ‘tune up’. Having Cystic Fibrosis mean that my lungs are not as resilient as the average person’s lungs and they are unable to withstand general bugs and bacteria. I have also recently […]

Coping with chronic illness

Coping with chronic illness

I certainly have experience in coping with chronic illness. My mother and I were both born with the genetic illness – Cystic Fibrosis. It’s an illness that tends to get worse with age. My mother dies at the age of 50 in 2000 and I […]

Cystic Fibrosis and a colonoscopy

Cystic Fibrosis and a colonoscopy

    Okay, I am REALLY hungry now. I haven’t eaten anything solid for two days in preparation for a colonsocopy tomorrow. What fun! I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone but if it has to be done, then it has to be done. I decided […]

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

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 […]

A cure for CF

A cure for CF

  A cure for CF I was diagnosed with CF when I was about two years old. My mother had cystic fibrosis as well and she knew the signs of the illness well. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that affects the body’s ability to […]

Make the most of every day

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 […]

Freedom to choose

Freedom to choose

  Freedom to choose Life has a habit of throwing us curve balls. I have learned that it is best to accept that life is inherently up and down and that certainty is not guaranteed. One of the curve balls I have been thrown is […]