Hi Phil and Welcome to HW!
To answer you......I am quite confused that you have DeltaF508 and has not had more problems before this. My twins have this genetic mutation and it seems to be a mild form to them but the most common in alot of CF'ers. Now, their Sweat Chloride test was measured in the high 90's. Definately positive for CF.
I am sure with you being newly diagnosed that you will be going thru some heavy education to keep on top of your CF. When you see a pulmonologist (preferably at a CF care center), your questions will be answered. So....get out your pad and pencil and prepare your questions.
Another idea is to do a search on CF. Usually medical information sites such as...Merck Manual will give you educational info with physical body pics...helpful info. Or...if you prefer, I can send you info by email....Womanoftx@aol.com. Healing Well does not allow alot of sites to be posted here due to forum rules.
Anyway, again welcome....we are here for you!.
Kathy, mom to identical twin boys with CF (9yrs), daughter 20, grandaughter 2 1/2, one on the way!
If there is a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis this very moment and this is "not soon enough"...you would hear this twins mom "Across America" "YESSSSSSSSSS"!!.
Moderator, Cystic Fibrosis. "If there is questionable doubt, check it out"....with your healthcare provider!. We are here to offer support, encouragement, and answer your questions as best we can. Don't hesitate to step on in and enjoy!.