Tag: Health

Life’s Fragility

 Eric’s Perspective: Most chronic, invisible diseases are like an iceberg. Even once you think you’ve got a complete picture of the shape of the monster, you haven’t seen the largest, scariest part. CF isn’t something that just flares up sometimes and lets you live…

CAN YOU SEE ME NOW

You didn’t cause it. You can’t cure it. You can’t avoid it. You can’t ignore it. You can’t control it. You try to manage it while concealing it from the “normal world”. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is often called the invisible disease. Invisible illnesses are…

BREATHE

INHALE, EXHALE, now again INHALE, EXHALE, and REPEAT, it’s easier said than done for some. Breathing is an involuntary act which most people do not think about and take for granted. To someone with Cystic Fibrosis that breath you just took would be a gift! Many people have…

HERO-AS-SELF

Have you ever wanted to be a Hero, what is a Hero these days anyway? I am sure if you ask around you’ll get some interesting answers.  As the world has evolved the definition of a hero has changed.  The dictionary defines a hero…

In For An Oil Change

In For An Oil Change

 It has been almost 5 years since my second double lung transplant (March 2010) and 13 years since my first (March 2002). It is truly amazing how fast the time has flown by. I’m here because someone gave me the gift of life. Not…

Are You A Registered Donor?

  The BIG QUESTION, are YOU A REGISTERED DONOR? Tomorrow May, 6. 2013 I will be at the Timberlane Athletic Club (155 Vandorf Side Rd  Aurora, ON L4G 6W7) from 10:00 – 1:00. If you are in the of Aurora or Newmarket area, please feel free to…

Are You Aware?

Originally posted on CF Wife:
Do you remember the first time you learned about Cystic Fibrosis?  It has been my experience that unless you work in healthcare or have a personal connection to the disease (most likely through a friend, family member, or acquaintance),…

Time is Precious….

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month Time is Precious for Those Living with Cystic Fibrosis

A Mother Lives On

      My next story is a woman by the name of Natalie.  Natalie is a wife and a mother of two girls. Her story not only shows how an organ donor can help save a family from losing a mother but also…

Think GREEN!

It’s beginning to feel more like spring as we move into April, soon enough we will be able to smell that fresh earthy pungency sent in the morning air and hear the birds singing in the as we wake up. With spring’s arrival, it’s time…

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