Breathe In Ep. #7 – Coping with Disease Progression

Tiffany tells the group about the emotional roller coaster that was waiting on the lung transplant list. It spurs the conversation about dealing with disease progression. The trio then discusses the “one moment” that generally befalls a CF patient where his or her health really takes a turn. Lea says that her “moment” was a series of moments related to her lung bleeds that caused her doctor to talk about lung transplant, which, as she says, was one of the hardest conversations of her life. She also talks about her recent need for a wheelchair while on a trip with some friends and what that was like for her wellbeing. How do you deal with the progressive nature of chronic illness?

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