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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. 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 …

Coping with chronic illness

Mandy – 1997. Cape Town – South Africa   Coping with chronic illness Chronic illness has been a part of my life since I was born. At first I was unaffected by any health issues and my diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at the age of two was not a huge deal for me personally. My mother had Cystic Fibrosis …

after illness

Enjoy every moment

  Me in 1997, Cape Town after an extended illness. Enjoy every moment The above picture was taken in 1997 after a serious illness. I was going about life as normal. Having taken a job with Air France, I was sent to Paris for two week’s of training and got a chest infection while I was there. A day after …