Tag Archives: countdown to 40

All I want for Christmas…

At this time of year in the UK, it’s normal to be asked what you want from Santa Claus on Christmas Day. The majority of people ask for their latest want big and small. My request, after 40 years of … Continue reading

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Once more…

As I get back into the swing of things after my recent IV treatment for my cystic fibrosis (CF)*, I’m drawing inspiration from the battle cry of William Shakespeare’s historic play Henry V: “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, … Continue reading

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White Flag

There are certain times battling cystic fibrosis (CF) when I need to wave the white flag and strategically surrender for a while to re-group and come back fighting. There are different layers of suffering and corresponding medication with CF. Outside of … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Tim Wotton

There are some strange quirks that come as a result of having the life-threatening illness cystic fibrosis (CF) that make it a rather unique and curious condition. It’s not just about the lungs… I’ve noticed during my life-time that for … Continue reading

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Fighting Talk

In life actions often speak louder than words. This is especially true when applied to the sport of boxing as David Haye discovered when he came up against the man mountain Wladimir Klitschko last week. This fight got me thinking … Continue reading

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The show must go on

Quite a lot of my time living with Cystic Fibrosis* feels like a giant act covering up how I’m feeling physically and mentally. My coping mechanism at these times is to ignore it; think ‘I can’ thoughts and have a … Continue reading

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40 Not Out

Making it to 40 as a life-long cystic fibrosis (CF)* sufferer was a hugely significant milestone and one I didn’t take lightly. It came with a mix of emotions – joy, relief and happiness, but also some guilt for those … Continue reading

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