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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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Holidays in the Hospital

I've spent many Christmases in the hospital; cystic fibrosis never takes a vacation. But over the years, I found ways to fill my hospital room with holiday cheer.

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Mandie Sherman
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Never Alone: My COVID-19 Experience

Being hospitalized with COVID-19 was isolating, even my daughter was not allowed to visit. But, thanks to the women and men who provided my care, I was never alone.

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Kay W.
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Scenes From A Hospital Room

I wrote this poem to my daughter as I watched over her in the hospital.

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Elise Free
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Staying Positive After My First Hospitalization

I went the first 17 years of my life without being hospitalized, but CF caught up to me when I had my first “tune up” last year. As much as I thought I knew about what it would be like, I wasn't prepared for how that first hospitalization would feel.

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Zoey Harrison
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8 Essential Items for Long Hospital Stays

As someone who is in the hospital three to four times a year, I've found that there are a few things I need to create a comfortable environment. I love to look online and see what other people with CF bring to the hospital, so hopefully, my list will give you a few ideas for your next stay.

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Anna McVey-Tyson
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Trying to Weather the Emotional Storm of Physical Breakdown

My life after a 2011 lung transplant was going along smoothly -- until chronic rejection and the wait for new lungs while hospitalized took me to my physical and emotional limits.

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Samantha Rick
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