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.
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.
Even though it was scary, I made attending medical appointments during the pandemic a priority.
Since starting the transplant journey, I have learned many things, run into many roadblocks, and been left shocked by other issues.
When it comes to my cystic fibrosis care, some might say that my situation is a bit unique. Although having not one -- but two -- CF care teams can be challenging, I strongly believe that has made me a better, smarter, and more engaged patient.
According to social worker Kim Reno, removing critical health care protections in current law would be devastating for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.