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Day 1 Cystic Fibrosis and Mycobacterium Abscessus

Day 1 Cystic Fibrosis and Mycobacterium Abscessus

I’ve been in two minds regarding blogging about my latest health issues. I decided it might be useful to someone else and I know I struggled to find personal accounts when I first googled Cystic Fibrosis and Mycobacterium Abscessus. I flew to Phuket, in Thailand […]

Inspirational talk by Klyn Elsbury

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

Chronic illness and being ambitious

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 […]

Chronic illness and mental health

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. […]

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 […]


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