Hi there Cathy,
Ouchie, I have never heard of people cracking ribs before due to coughing, I guess it can happen though. I find that when I cough my upper body tightens up and curves, and also I find that when someones examining my tummy, my bottom ribs click on both sides. I guess this could give some strain too the ribs, which could maybe create fractures. Whatever the cause, I'm glad they have found it, though I don't think you can really do much too mend cracked ribs, they can hopefully advise you how to stop it effecting Hannah!
I'm really glad Hannah pulled through such a tough time, and that you've had a couple of worry free years. So sorry that things seem to have worsened again though.
The advice that you received from Chaser in 06, I'm not 100% sure of. I go to a proper CF trust center, and we get told that if you are going to become diabetic, you will become diabetic no matter what. The amount of sugar you eat will have no influence in you getting CFRD or when you get it.
I am 22 years old, eat bucketloads of sugar-6 in my coffee, lots of sweets and chocolate, added sugar too custard. I have a lung function currently at 96% predicted. My blood pressure is actually too low. No CFRD even with a history of diabetes in the family. In my eyes there is no link between sugar and anything, and find that it's the only thing that keeps my weight high (BMI of 25 right now). However I am not a medical proffesional, and haven't done any research. I'm just going on what I've been told by my dieticians.
I have trouble with my psuedo and have IV's 3-4 monthly-but I cannot have any nebs due too allergies, and I've always been unresponsive to oral antibiotics.
All the best
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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, Flucloxacillin, Vitamins A,D+E, Serevent, Salbutamol, Paracetamol, Ondansetron, Nefopam, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Saline neb/PEP system, Mirtazapine,slow-sodium, Skandishake and Fresubin.
Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since Nov 05
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