• Becky Fox replied to the topic Stress Quirks: How Would YOUR Body React? in the forum Adults​ ​With​ ​Cystic Fibrosis 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Bailey, you asked about stressors. I can tell you up front what Kelly’s stressors are. Gray hair and weight gain. She has been fighting the grays for quite a few years now. She does a pretty good job of keeping them covered. But lately if she goes too long between hair appointments, the grays become more and more abundant and noticeable. It really bugs her (I totally understand). It’s been a year now since she started Trikafta, and her weight has shot up to the point that it has become a major concern to her. She has made it a point to bring the weight down through walking 10,000 steps a day and watching her calory intake. I don’t know how much she weighs currently, but she did get up to around 150 pounds here a while back. Her normal weight was fluctuating between 125 and 135 before Trikafta. At 5’6″ she is far from “fat”. To me she just looks healthy with a bit of a tummy, lol. Take care Bailey. Becky

    • You’re such a loving momma to know all the ins and outs of her… I admire how close you are! Yeah, her weight definitely sounds healthy and admirable to be honest. I also find that most of the people I love look “better” (younger? healthier?) at a higher weight than vice verse, so our news and media definitely has it wrong. But maybe that’s just me. I’m the official stamp that we all should gain 10 pounds and smile more! haha. But on a serious note, I do know that Tri has made a lot of CF-ers have to count calories for the first time in a long time or think about body image in a completely knew way. Im curios, as her caretaker and friend: Has her body image over the years ever made you reflect on yours differently? (This is something I might try to expand on in the near future- so thank you for the thought-inspiration!)

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