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Tim Wotton is counting down to his 40th Birthday

This life begins at 40

I never thought it possible for most of my life. Slowly I dared to dream, even whisper it… now I can shout it out loud – “I’ve made it to 40!” For me it is a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Eyes wide open

It’s marvelous what you can see when you really open your eyes. Nearly 40 years of suffering with a life-threatening illness has taught me that life is too precious to miss anything. As much as I despise my daily battle … Continue reading

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Think well

There’s a ‘battle royale’ taking place in my body every day I endure my life-threatening illness – it’s the mental struggle between pessimism and optimism. By quashing negative thoughts, more often than not, my cup of life remains half full … Continue reading

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Shake the disease

They say the best form of defence is attack. After a lifetime battling a relentless illness, I’ve learnt to fight it by being just as relentless back… Being ‘relentless’ means showing no sign of stopping or becoming less determined; remaining … Continue reading

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Dying to live

People often refer to an ‘event’ or ‘moment’ that changes their lives forever. Mine came after a frightening sport experience a decade ago. How did I feel when I thought my time was up? On getting a reprieve in life, what have … Continue reading

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From here to paternity

“I’ll not live long enough to have a wife and child” was a statement to my Mum on a seaside pier in the late 90’s. Back then, staying alive with Cystic Fibrosis (CF)* was not certain, so speculating about a family was … Continue reading

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Body Talk

This may sound strange, but after a lifetime battling health problems, I now use feedback from within my body as much as the advice from doctors. But to set free these internal whispers, I had to take more accountability for … Continue reading

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