Breathe In Ep. #51 – SEASON 2 – World Travel

Breathe In kicks off Season 2 with an episode dedicated to world travel. Lea just returned home a trip to Europe, while Gunnar is coming off a month and half worth of business trips. The trio recognizes that traveling with CF can be a stress point, especially because of packing and repacking medications before and...
Continue reading...

Breathe In Ep. #50 – The Lighter Side of Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a brutal, unrelenting illness, but there is a lighter side to the disease. Like anything in life, simple mistakes or seemingly very serious experiences can also be funny. Gunnar, Lea and Tiffany tell of a few times when cystic fibrosis led to uncontrollable laughter, from recovery room stories, to the “smelly side”...
Continue reading...

Breathe In Ep. #49 – Guilt

The trio talks about the times they’ve experienced guilt in dealing with CF. Guilt comes in many ways, and as Gunnar says, isn’t generally recognized until after the fact. He thinks guilt masks itself as frustration or anger. Guilt seeps into their lives mostly when they are sick and they feel like people are making...
Continue reading...

Breathe In Ep. #47 – Home IV’s

Breathe In is back after a brief end of summer hiatus! Lea finds herself on IV’s to start up September, so the trio talks about some of their experiences with home IV’s. Home IV’s can seem complex and overwhelming especially for patients and families who haven’t yet developed a routine for recurring pulmonary exacerbations. Gunnar...
Continue reading...

Breathe In Ep. #46 – Mental Health

Darcy, a mental health professional (who happens to be dating Gunnar), joins Lea and Tiffany on the podcast this week to talk about mental health in the cystic fibrosis patient population. The podcast starts with memories to childhood when mental health was overlooked within cystic fibrosis. The conversation turns to PTSD, traumatic procedures and operations...
Continue reading...