CF Community Blog

The CF Community Blog is written by the community, for the community. It's about sharing our experiences, reflections, and perspectives -- the good days, the bad days, and all the tough and wonderful things in between. With topics ranging from emotional health to treatments, the blog is a platform to share your unique story.

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Anna Payne with a mask sitting in a hospital chair.


34 and Living With Colon Cancer

At 34, I had no obvious symptoms or family history of colon cancer. My body was telling me something was wrong and compelled me to push for more tests to reach a diagnosis. Now every day I get up and learn to be comfortable living in the uncomfortable. With more screenings happening earlier, you may never have to.

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Anna Payne
| 9 min read


Six Tips to Help You Incorporate Self-Care While Managing Your CF

While you are grinding through a seemingly never-ending cycle of cystic fibrosis treatments, it also can be helpful to engage in self-care activities that bring you happiness. This nurturing routine can help you keep perspective and remind you of why you are undergoing all these treatments in the first place.

Angel Newman
| 4 min read


How a Staircase Taught Me to Take Better Care of My CF

A few years ago, it took one small staircase for me to realize that my health was on the decline. I look back now on that moment fondly, though, because it helped me learn to listen to my body.

Jessica Stahlman
| 4 min read


Adding Medical Cannabis to My Care Plan

After careful thought, I decided to add medically prescribed cannabis to my care regimen. After using it for six months, I've noticed an improvement in both my mental and physical health.

Sydney Sabol
| 5 min read


How I Sustain My Daily Care

For a time, I did not always do my daily cystic fibrosis treatments. Over time, I've come to see them as a necessary part of my daily routine.

Megan Maurer
| 3 min read


Disability is a Reinvestment, Not a Defeat

Although I resisted it at first -- and wrestled with what it said about my worth as a person -- going on disability has helped me become healthier, happier, and more fulfilled than I was when I was working.

Aubrey Kostelec
| 5 min read