(Haha. Yes, you read that correctly) Do you subscribe to the more low and wheezy methodology? What about wet and barking? Or maybe a going-off-the-rails runaway connectacough?
I would say I’m normally a low and wheezy person. Yes, wet (ew, I definitely produce sputum on cue a lot of the time), but I go through periods of dryness, and I’m also on the discrete, “tamp it down” side of things. If I’m in public, I’ll try to hold it until I feel like I’m going to explode, or I walk off by myself and bury my face in my elbow. I also have the once-you-start-laughing-you-start-rumbling rhythm down really well.
I have actually met some CF friends in the past- from afar, of course, although I know it’s not advised- and was surprised at how loud and proud some coughs can be. I of course can’t hear them (maybe that’s a good thing?) due to my hearing loss, but I could see how some CF friends cough openly, no arm-muffling, and with operatic finesse.
I definitely think our personalities can show in how we cough sometimes, you know?
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