Author Archives: Elizabeth Rogers

Finding My Zen in Animal Crossing

As you may have noticed, the world is having a bit of a moment right now. I started self-isolating as soon as the first case of the new coronavirus appeared in my county, which means I’ve been inside for a long, long time. It turns out that it’s…

I’m Worried About Coughing in Public

Lately, I’ve had a lot of fears. Like others in the global cystic fibrosis community, I’m self-isolating. I follow the CF Foundation’s COVID-19 plans religiously, and much of my county is sheltering in place, with most businesses closed. I’m fortunate to live with my…

My Pets Help Me Deal with Cystic Fibrosis

A few months ago, I was chatting online with the parents of an infant who was newly diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). They discussed how their lives would change and the precautions they’d have to take with CF in their lives. Most seemed sensible to me — no…

Can We Talk About CF Pain?

We need to talk about pain. Growing up, there was a clear delineation in my mind: Cystic fibrosis (CF) could be painful sometimes, but it wasn’t a disease that caused constant pain. It was almost a mantra in my mind: “At least I’m not always…

Accepting the Bumps in the Road

Life with cystic fibrosis (CF) has made me all too aware of the ticking clock. Having a natural tendency to be impatient, I’m a person who wants things done and over with now. Results have to be instant or they’re unsatisfactory. What I want…


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The Benefits of Being Sick

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As columnist Lara Govendo reflects on her journey through CF and transplant, she realizes there are a surprising number of benefits.

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