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1 Living with Cystic Fibrosis Vaughan Somerville

2 Who am I

3 1.Heel Prick 2.Sweat Test 3.Heel Prick Diagnosis

4  Effects 1 in 2500 people  ~ 450 people in NZ  Average life expectancy  97% of males are in fertile What is Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

5 BUT…. Cystic Fibrosis isn’t statistics

6  The talk is going to cover three main areas 1.Childhood 2.Adolescence 3.Adulthood Living with Cystic Fibrosis

7  Treatment  Physiotherapy x2  Nebulisers Childhood

8  Treatment  Tablets  Antibiotics  Vitamins  Creon Childhood

9  Treatment  Hospital Admissions Childhood

10  School  Trying to be a ‘normal’ teenager  Girls  Temptations  How to say no Adolescence

11  Maturity  Self Management Adolescence

12  Hospital  Time away from friends/school/sport  Second home  Long days and nights

13  Further Education  Ups and downs Adolescence

14  What the future holds  Wife?  Children? Adulthood

15  What the future holds  Career? Adulthood

16  What the future holds  Transplant? Adulthood

17 You have brains in your head Your have feet in your shoes You can steer yourself in any direction you choose -Dr Seuss

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26 Thank you for letting me share my story, my journey and my life


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