Category: Lifestyle

Germs.  They are all around us and impossible to totally eliminate.  Now we all know it’s important to keep clean and on top of the housework but perhaps more so for us CFers. Why’s that, you ask? Well because the CF lungs produce sticky mucus, it provides a perfect home for germs and bacteria to […]

Three days after a good hospital checkup and four days before flying out to Menorca, I woke up with a sore throat. It was the beginnings of a cold, I could tell. As the day progressed, my head felt stuffy and full of cotton wool, my eyes were beginning to stream, muscles beginning to ache. […]

WARNING!!  This is a very ‘information heavy’ post!  When I began researching cross infection, I really went into depth.  So if it gets a bit much then feel free to check out one of my other posts like ‘Life at Work’ or ‘Surviving School’ And if you do make it to the end, then you deserve a pat […]

I’ve had a few interesting experiences with being at work and living with CF, so I thought I’d share some of them below.  Some will undoubtedly make you shake your fists at the screen, because it sure has made me do just that by reliving it! I left school with reasonable A-Level and GCSE results, but […]

Remember the good old days of school?  The days of passing notes to each other in class, or trying to find the online games that weren’t blocked… The days of messing around but never getting told off because you were known as the quiet one… But alas, it was probably one of the toughest hurdles I […]

CF is a genetically inherited condition that affects the lungs and the digestive system.  The gritty side of it is that I have a faulty gene which produces sticky mucus that clogs up the lungs and digestive system.  I know it’s gross, but it is what it is.  And there’s no cure.  Yet.   Living with CF ain’t no walk in […]