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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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Choosing My Health Over My Livelihood

Because of the threat to my health caused by COVID-19, I had to give up my dream job as a nurse practitioner. Now I am asking for paid leave expansion.

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Kat Carroll
| 6 min read
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Facing the Monster: My COVID-19 Experience

Finding out I had COVID-19 was frightening, but much of what my brother and cystic fibrosis taught me about emotional resilience helped me get through it. This is the story of my journey surviving cystic fibrosis and COVID-19.

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Robyn Petras
| 8 min read
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Keeping My New Lungs Infection-Free While Still Living My Life

Infection prevention and control is so important after a lung transplant, but often I am left with more questions than answers about how to protect myself.

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Rima Manomaitis
| 4 min read
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It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot

A former clinical nurse explains why you should get your flu shot.

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Gerry Pandzik
| 5 min read
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An Open Letter to Family and Friends This Flu Season

Getting sick for a person with CF is so much more than a couple days off watching Netflix. It can be really scary. But you can help us stay healthy this cold and flu season. 

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Somer Love
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9 Healthy Tips I Swear By for Flu Season

It's that dreaded time again ... Cough, cough, sneeze ... Yuck! I'm prepared, though. And you can be too. Check out the top nine tips I swear by for staying healthy during cold and flu season.

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Somer Love
| 4 min read