you sound like me. i'm a 15 year old girl with cf too! do you have any siblings with or without it? my brother has it and he's a great support. he's 12 so we aren't that far apart.
i agree, DON"T LET CF GET YOU DOWN! my teacher told me that keeping a positive mental attitude helps with the physical stuff as well. i believe him, because i have tons of confidence that i can live a normal life and someday go to college, get a job, have a family, and all that. people beat the odds every day! why should we be any different?
my friends all know i have cf and they're cool with it, they don't treat me any different and we can do all the things we did before I knew I had cf. obviously there are some extra things to do, but that's not really a big deal in the long run. you get use to it i suppose...right?
of course, you have more room to talk than i do because you've been battling it for most of your life life and your still strong! i'm new to this, but just as positive. after being diagnosed I've learned that there are so many nice people in this world and even when we may be cyncal (ex. why did this happen to me? what did i do? i didnt ask for this!) they are there to help. when i was at the hospital, everyone was positive and nice. one nurse told me that if we choose to, we can be healthier than other people. i choose that option! lol, i mean with the exercise and stuff we really can be. plus if you look at cf over the years, you see that tons of pregress has been made and is being made. someday, maybe in our lifetime, there will be a cure. there will definitely be better treatments options available i'm sure. sorry this is so long....but i needed someone to relate to. it feels good to vent..lol. oh and by the way, you got a horse! that's so cool..my friend has one, i've always wanted one because we have the perfect yard for it. you can email me, if its ok i'll add your email. i promise i wont talk this much, lol. best of luck to you, k8e!!! :)