In the third plenary, Dr. Wayne Morgan talked about the connection between cystic fibrosis care and the Patient Registry, and introduced a new way for people with CF, along with their families, to help shape the research conducted using the Registry.
CF care centers have worked hard to improve health outcomes. A new initiative seeks to improve the quality of our experiences at care centers.
A day spent visiting a care center proved the perfect introduction to the CF story for legislative staffers.
The Partnerships for Sustaining Daily Care (PSDC) team had the opportunity to hear from people with cystic fibrosis, families and care teams at five Family Education Days at care centers across the country. Here's what we heard.
I was nervous about deciding to go to college — how would CF and the intensity of college fit together? There have been more than a few bumps along the way, but I’ve learned that through everything, I got this.
I initially struggled with how to share about my cystic fibrosis with people I met when I started college. Here’s what I learned.
When I went off to college it was up to me to manage my cystic fibrosis for the first time without help from my family. I felt fine after skipping my medications and decided to stop using my noisy vest because it embarrassed me, and I wanted to make friends at my new school. As a result, I stayed in the hospital for a few weeks and left with a new perspective on life.
As a military spouse who makes frequent moves, I have had to transition to new cystic fibrosis care centers 11 times in 21 years. Here are three things I have learned to make each changeover work.
After several months of telehealth visits with my care team, I returned to the clinic for an in-person visit. Because of COVID-19, some aspects of the visit were different than before.
COVID-19 has introduced telehealth appointments to my cystic fibrosis care. I've learned that advocating for myself is even more important when my care team and I can't be in the same room.