Going on a camping trip is a great way to relax and unplug from the daily grind, but when you have cystic fibrosis, unplugging requires some planning and strategy.
As a high school nurse responsible for 1,200 students -- three of whom have cystic fibrosis -- I'm finding this upcoming school year to be particularly challenging. Here is how I implemented a plan of action to keep each student safe while balancing their specific needs.
Finding a Balance Between CF and High School
Having cystic fibrosis can be a full-time job -- especially when you already have one. Here are some of my tips for managing work, life and a busy schedule with CF.
With the holidays fast approaching, it's time to prepare for the change of schedule in your cystic fibrosis routine.
Growing up, I never had any doubts that I would one day go off to college and pursue a career, despite having cystic fibrosis. But when the time came to prepare to attend Marquette University and live on my own in Milwaukee, I knew I would need a plan in order to make my transition to college life as smooth as possible.
I read the blogs and stories parents write about their compliant CF kids, I hear CF adults speak about never missing a treatment or medication, and despite my best efforts, I am fighting a battle I never imagined with Betsy.
Listening to my body -- and hearing what it has to say -- is not always what I want to do, but what I need to do.
Want to know why getting a flu shot is so important? I ignored my early flu symptoms, which ended up spoiling the holidays and leading to an exacerbation.
Learn why Anna Kampas, a young adult with CF, faces her challenging treatment regimen head on.