When I decided to study abroad in 1974, I also decided that I would not allow CF to stop me from living my life to the fullest.
Protecting your children with CF, at all costs, sounds like a loving thing to do until you consider what it may cost them. To keep a balance between their health and healthy childhood development, my husband and I have learned that it takes a prudent approach with careful and creative decision making.
With the holidays fast approaching, it's time to prepare for the change of schedule in your cystic fibrosis routine.
During my five months in Denmark for a study abroad program, I not only learned more about myself and others, but I became more confident in my ability to take care of myself. Don't let CF stand in the way of experiencing that, or any other dreams.
During our family round trip from Oklahoma to Florida, I learned a thing or two about traveling with a CF tot.
Thinking of how you will take care of your health while traveling with CF can be very intimidating. For 28-year-old Stacy Motenko, preparation is the key.
After what seems like an hour and too many clicks to count, you finally did it. You booked your flight! A couple weeks leading up to your departure date, panic starts to set in. You go into operation “no one better get me sick” mode.
Hear how frequent flier Stacy Motenko keeps herself organized as she turns traveling with CF into a manageable affair.
I grew up on a farm in the countryside in Sweden. My younger brother also has cystic fibrosis, so money was always a little tight in my family, due to the costs of treatments. My classmates would often brag about places they had been on their vacation, England, Stockholm, Greece, and I was very envious.
As a CF mom, I'm always in a state of wonder about whether the choices I'm making are the right ones for my son with CF and the rest of the family.