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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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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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Winter’s Bone

In the bleak midwinter, we all tend to smile behind a frown. For people battling with the chronic lung condition cystic fibrosis (CF)* that frown is harder to remove… ‘Winter’s Bone’ is a recent film set in the extreme environment … 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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Control

We all want to feel ‘in control’ of our lives – to feel able to manage our destiny and those of our family. Sometimes your health can prevent you from achieving this… Indeed, some people become obsessive and are ‘control … Continue reading

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