Life Without “Sleep”

This has kind of been weighing on me for a while. I fall into cycles where I feel like I haven’t had a good night of sleep in who knows how long. Sure, I fall asleep each night, but when I wake, I do so without feeling rested. My health has be ehhhhhh lately. I’m...
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Am I Angry?

Maybe. Over the course of the past few years I’ve noticed that I have been called angry, or confrontational, more and more frequently. Confrontational is a fun one, I think. I suspect confrontation is the behavior I show as a result of being angry, an emotion. In a way I think being angry is a...
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Embrace the Cold

I’m going to start off 2018 with an unpopular opinion: I prefer the winter cold to the summer heat. I love the cold, well, because I grew up playing hockey. #tbt to when I was 11 years old, had terrible hand position on the stick and rocked the jersey tuck… still found a way to...
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Dealing with Prednisone Mood Swings

Prednisone is a commonly used medication in cystic fibrosis. The pill is about half the size of a fingernail. It is a “corticosteroid” (not the kind of steroids baseball players use to hit home runs), that we use at different doses in different scenarios. It primarily serves as an anti-inflammatory by telling the immune system...
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What Do You Want For Christmas?

It’s such a simple question, “What do you want for Christmas?” My mom asks me every year. When I was younger I’d ask “Santa” for the classic gifts any young boy would want, toy soldiers, video games, model trains or a new hockey stick. As I got older, the trains lost their flair, video games...
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