Three Amazing Things About You – Jill Mansell // Book Review

It's not often that I come across a book that includes a Cystic Fibrosis storyline. In fact, I've never come across a book that even mentions it. Unless you have the condition, it would be very difficult to write about as it can be quite complicated and therefore hard to understand what it's like to …

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Remembering Lauren and Jordonne

About a decade ago, I was really ill. The symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis had reached severe levels. My lungs were failing, and I was malnourished and underweight. I was admitted to hospital at least 5 times a year, for 2-3 weeks at a time. I hadn't been admitted much before that and I was scared. …

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Travelling the world with Cystic Fibrosis – Tips!

It's less than a week untilI take off on my 3 month world wide trip! I'm nervous and excited and I can't believe it's come around so quickly! (How are we nearly 2 whole months into 2017 already?) When I first shared the idea of travelling with my CF team, they were so excited for me and really …

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Why I appreciate my illness

Earlier this week, Olivia Newton-John made news headlines for saying that she was grateful to have fought breast cancer. That statement, understandably, shocked many people. Cancer is a horrible, evil thing that effects every single person in some way - whether it's losing someone, supporting someone who has lost someone or battling it themselves. For someone …

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Things you may not know about Cystic Fibrosis

You may know by now that Cystic Fibrosis affects the lungs. This is correct, but you should know that the disease is not just a lung disease. From my previous posts you may have realised that my liver and digestive system (thus, height and weight) are also affected quite badly. The CF Trust are now working hard to promote …

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Cystic Fibrosis Week

This week (9th - 15th May) is #CFWeek It's a week to spread the word about CF and to help people understand what the disease really does. On Twitter, the CF Trust are using the week to explain the research that is taking place into CF. Stories such as the following demonstrate why there needs to be …

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Can you spare a minute?

Hello everyone! I am currently working on my dissertation, which is my final project and a huge part of my degree. As part of my pre-production, I need to carry out some market research to see if my final product (a magazine) will be feasible and necessary. If you have Cystic Fibrosis and are aged …

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It’s Okay not to be Okay

So this isn't something I'd usually write about, but I suppose it's good to get it out somehow. Today, I cried. Quite a lot and quite continuously. I felt it coming and I couldn't stop it. I couldn't stop it when I started and I couldn't stop it the second or the third time either. …

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June Update

This month has already been busy; I am now at home for the summer as all assignments have finished and I've had provisional grades back! They shouldn't change and as long as they don't, they're looking fairly good! Being at home means a few things - work and appointments. It's that time to replenish my …

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