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Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

We recently sold our car. It’s no biggie because we live in inner-city Newtown where we can walk to everything except a butcher, because: vegans. Dave wanted to head to the Moore Park Supacenta to check out several pieces of furniture that he has been dreaming of buying for our home when we win lotto. … Continue reading

We did it

We did it

We did it. We made it one whole week without illness. A-mazing. Rydal was everything we needed it to be. It was filled with marshmallows, roaring fires, the tiniest snowflakes imaginable, King Parrots and Rosellas, beanies and gloves, Kelpies chasing kangaroos, terrible coffee, litres of Twinings lemon and ginger tea, 447 steps down into a … Continue reading

Rydal bliss

Rydal bliss

My dad often asks me “What are you looking forward to?” Over the last four months I’ve been stuck for an answer because I honestly haven’t been looking forward to much. I’ve been in survival mode. After a lengthy pause during which I cast around for some sort of response I often replied along these … Continue reading

Singapore

Singapore

I had no idea Singapore was in the northern hemisphere. Granted, it’s just in the northern hemisphere, but still, I didn’t know. I also didn’t know I could be standing in Singapore and see Indonesia in the distance. I was surprised to learn that Singapore is joined to Malaysia by bridge. I discovered that the … Continue reading

Bon voyage!

Bon voyage!

I am at the end of two weeks annual leave in which I switched my mind off from my patients (with whom I have not had much patience of late) and gave my brain and empathy a little R and R.

The silver linings in the clouds

Undoubtedly there are quite a few things that suck about living with Cystic fibrosis. There are some positives though! Here are my top ten: 1. Meeting DaveĀ – we met in hospital while we were both having an admission. Both of us having CF is a pretty decent sized piece of common ground. 2. Meeting amazing … Continue reading

The amazing Dave and his amazing swim

The amazing Dave and his amazing swim

Dave is almost 11 years past the average expiry date of people with CF (PWCF). As far as I’m concerned this is an amazing achievement. He’s still going strong! He is one of the most compliant and dedicated PWCF I know.