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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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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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Never Thought…

This month, I wanted to highlight some things I’d never thought I’d ever do, say or feel in my 44 years surviving the life-threatening condition cystic fibrosis (CF)*… DO Getting married, let alone just celebrating my 12th wedding anniversary with … Continue reading

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Mirror Man

Imagine meeting someone for the first time and you both knew each other inside out? Well, that’s what happened when I recently met a cystic fibrosis (CF)* veteran from America… I met Jerry Cahill in a London hotel to record … Continue reading

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Lessons learned

Something very important happened 25 years ago this week which taught me some critical lessons in life and in particular coping with my chronic illness cystic fibrosis (CF)*… On 24 September 1989 (a Sunday), I started three years at university … Continue reading

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