Hi there Caroline-anne, welcome to Healingwell!!
Everybody with CF is completely different. My CF is actually closer than my friends than to my brother. My brother suffers more with his bowls and is only hospitalised every 1-2 years. I have more chest troubles and am hospitalized for IV's every 3 months. A lot can influence CF, such as other genes in the body, how many infections you have, what infections you have and also how old a person is when they're diagnosed.
Speaking as a CF patient, I think it does get easier over time, as you get used to treaments and the routine of CF. I think people with CF tend to have a fairly strong mental attitude too.
Hope all your family are feeling ok, glad you have found healingwell, I'm sure you will find it to be informative and supporting.
All the best
Moderator of the Cystic Fibrosis Forums
Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
Medication: Creon 10,000, Vitamins A,D+E, Serevent, Salbutamol, Paracetamol, Ondansetron, Nefopam, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Trazodone, Slow-Sodium, Azithromycin, Metachlopromide, Omeprazole, Tobi Ineb, Fresubin Liquid Feed, Skandishakes. I use PEP device as my physio.
Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since Nov 05
Sometimes, I feel that I should go and play with the thunder - then I get scared and run away.
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