Breathe In Ep. #24 – Body Image

The trio tackles body image. Cystic fibrosis may be an “invisible illness,” but it can definitely impact a person’s appearance. Tiffany talks about coping with prednisone induced “moon face” post transplant, as well as a number of scars she’s accumulated over the years from her transplant, port placement and meconium ileus surgeries. Gunnar and Lea both mention that they’ve suffered from moon face as well. Gunnar talks about being underweight his whole life as well as not being able to hold muscle mass like his friends and teammates from his team sports days. Finally the group wraps up with talking about g-tubes, ports and medication side effects, like hair loss, and how they’ve coped with being self conscious about some of these things.

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