Author Archives: Tim Wotton

About Tim Wotton

I live with my lovely wife (Katie) and spirited nine-year old son (Felix) in Morden, Surrey; working full-time as an internal communications specialist in the Oil & Gas sector. I have played sport, particularly hockey, tennis all my life and now regularly go to the gym. Cystic fibrosis has been a huge factor in my life, but not one that overshadows it. I have always had great support from my loving family - parents Margaret and Douglas (RIP), elder brother Chris and my twin brother Jez. I have many rich life insights based on knowing I have a reduced life expectancy and battling against the odds for over 44 years. My eyes and heart have been opened by my health struggle. I feel empowered to share my life lessons to help anyone with health and life issues to overcome. My passions include Paul Smith clothes, dress shirts (believing that it's enlightening to dress like it's your last day on earth), Alfa Romeo cars, spicey food, Harlequins and England rugby, Southampton FC, Wimbledon village and common, Dorset, seascapes, sunsets and military history. I am available for public speaking on this subject matter and can be contacted via timwottonAThotmailDOTcom. I have written a book 'How have I cheated death?' based on my euphoric countdown year to 40 which was published in 2014 and won the 2015 'Best Achievement' Award at the UK People's Book Prize. It is available via e-book, audiobook and paperback at Amazon and to order from UK bookstores. Go to the relevant sites below or in the UK go to a WH SMITH, Waterstones or Foyles bookstore and give them my name, book title and this ISBN number (9781849637190). It’s also available via GARDNER’S, BERTRAM’S, AUSTINMACAULEY.COM, BLACKWELL’S, PLAY.COM, AMAZON.CO.UK AND AMAZON.COM

Nine things I’d love to tell my 20-something self

What life lessons would you share with your younger self? Here, I tell my 20-something self some important things about life and coping with the chronic illness cystic fibrosis (CF)*… Over 46 years, I have learnt so many physical and … Continue reading

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A Song for Tomorrow

People with the chronic illness cystic fibrosis* (CF) definitely know that nothing is forever… here’s why…   A book has recently been published which lifts the veil on Alice Martineau, a CF heroine and brilliant singer and songwriter who has … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly neatly sums up the last few months in my battle with the chronic illness cystic fibrosis (CF)*… The Good Felix, my sprightly nine year old son, has started playing field hockey. He’s been … Continue reading

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Miss List

What are the top 5 things you’ll miss when you’re gone and how can you enjoy them before it’s too late? Recent events in the world have left me rather dazed. From the shocking terrorist attacks in France, Belgium, Turkey … Continue reading

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Unlimited

Gandhi encouraged us to be the change we want to see. My mindset towards battling the chronic illness cystic fibrosis (CF)* has been improved by two extra letters… Certain words or descriptions can drag you down before you’re day even … Continue reading

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Year of Firsts

Here, I list my ‘year of firsts’ as I battle the chronic illness cystic fibrosis (CF)*. Not the habitual festive top 10 list, but memories to store forever… Tis the season to be jolly. Tis also the season where we … Continue reading

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More than this

Question: Who would want an enduring and meaningful friendship with their pharmacist? Answer: I do. Welcome to another interesting survival aspect of a life battling cystic fibrosis (CF)* Jeet Patel, my pharmacist for the last twenty years retired recently. I’ve … Continue reading

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