Hi my name is Neely i'm 21 with C.F i was diag late to but i was only 5 so it wasn't so late. i know i was really healthy (for a CFer) at the age of 12 i stopped doing every thing to i had convinced myself it was all to hard and no one could have such a horrible time consuming tablet swalling neb sucking ilness i thought i was right the Dr didn't know it was my body i knew what would and wouldn't work i had many Dr's, Phycs, social workers and nurses intervien, in a sence it made things harder. they knew what they read not how i felt they thaught they did but only i did. Any ways Eventually i got sicker and had a long admission it didn't help either but i did finally meet people in my situation! and in worse situations sicker than i but with CF it kind of scared me to watch some one my age breathing with an oxygan tank and wheezin in there breath like a old dying man, I was so wrong and luckly snapped out of it really quickly, i know it is hard with cross infections for CFer's to "hang out" but it can do us alot of good to see there are more people like us and worse than us. If she wants a CF friend put her on the computer and reading about us (her peers) i would be more than happy to chat to her as a friend rather than a medical lecture it might make all the differance it might not but i know since i came on these sites and read about more people like me it made all the differance. to how i think about my illness and treatments. any questions there are alot of people here willing to help i also know a site full of personal stories and feelings of CF's all over the world all ages. if your intrested.
hope i can help in some way / or some one here can point you in the right direction / like we arn't difficalt enuff we make more problems for our self!! typical CF!!