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Days like this

Knowing when you feel content is a tough trick in life. Is this harder or easier for someone, like me, battling with a long-term illness like cystic fibrosis (CF)*? Being ‘in the moment’ (as is the modern parlance) and realising … Continue reading

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Time Out

‘There’s always someone worse off than you.’ Taking time out to manage my debilitating illness cystic fibrosis (CF)* has allowed me to evaluate this saying… Just like a greyhound chasing and finally catching the rabbit, my CF has caught up … Continue reading

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Always there

It’s not just close family and friends that help people with chronic illnesses like cystic fibrosis (CF)*. The recent death of one of my unsung heroes reinforced this… I received a text from my mum a few weeks ago breaking … Continue reading

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Staying the course

Featuring in a recent TV programme on the ticking time-bomb of antibiotic resistance highlighted my own plight with the chronic illness cystic fibrosis (CF)*… Let’s start with the basics… an antibiotic is a term for a drug or other substance … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

It’s staggering to learn that only half of people with a chronic illness are compliant with their medication. Even after 42 years of handling cystic fibrosis (CF)*, it’s hard to always get it right… Wiki defines medical compliance (also adherence … Continue reading

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Right beside me…

A recent anniversary caused me to reflect how important being in a relationship has been in sharing the mighty burden of my chronic illness cystic fibrosis (CF).* Last Friday my wife Katie and I celebrated our 10th year wedding anniversary … Continue reading

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Unconditional

Love for your child burns deep. This unconditional love tends to plough an even deeper furrow when that child is sick or suffers from a life-threatening illness like cystic fibrosis* (CF)… Last week my dear mum, Margaret Wotton, celebrated her … Continue reading

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