Breathe In Ep. #44 – Cystic Fibrosis, Going Vegan and College

Hannah Buck, 23 with cystic fibrosis and entering her final year at University of Michigan, joins the the trio to talk about how she had to learn how to prioritize her health after a number of troubling health issues early on in her college career. She thinks that some of her problems were revolving around her college living conditions and lifestyle. She took it upon herself to make the impactful changes. Hannah also shares her journey to becoming a vegan. While her doctor initially resisted the change (but didn’t deter her), her clinic’s nutritionist empowered her to use the change to benefit her health. Hannah mentions that she’s really studied the vegan diet and has applied it to her life so that it works alongside her CF!

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Last week's hospital admission may have been a bump in the road, but compared to what the rest of this #Symdeko ride has been like, that bump may as well have been a tiny anthill 🐜🐜 • Before this hospitalization, the last time I had to be admitted for inpatient treatment was March. MARCH. I literally can't remember the last time I spent 3 months out of the hospital! It must have been my first ever semester of college, before my health started to tank. Additionally, my weight has been stable, + breathing is NOTICABLY easier on a daily basis since starting this drug. I seriously couldn't ask for more, guys. This life is a gift. It's not perfect, but I love it. 💜 I can't wait to see what I'll accomplish now that I'm on Symdeko. Currently, my goals for this next year are to regularly exercise (I've signed up for unlimited classes at my school's gyms!), draft my book, and friggin' graduate college. Let's do this thang 👍⚡ #ahealthyhan • #cysticfibrosis #cf #cfer #stayingsalty #chronicillness #chronicallyill #spoonie #genetictherapy #health #wellness #positivevibes

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