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How to Make the Most of Your Hospital Stay

Living with a chronic medical condition, such as cystic fibrosis, is not easy. Ideally, we all want to experience moments and phases where we can “get a break” from the never-ending routine of stressors. Sometimes, we may recognize that the added aspects of our routine cause stress; such as taking medications, complet...

Adjusting to a New or “Another” Diagnosis

Adjusting to a New or “Another” Diagnosis

Posted by Summer Katz, LMHC, Patient Advocate

A little while ago, I began experiencing new and unwanted symptoms in comparison to what is normal for me. I briefly considered whether these symptoms could be short-lived and situational, and after recognizing that the symptoms would return, or did not seem to resolve, I decided to contact my cystic fibrosis clinic and medical team.

Prior to receiving the res...

Staying “On Top” During the New School Year

Staying “On Top” During the New School Year

Summer Katz, MA, LMHC, Patient Advocate

It is that time again… yet another new school year, and that means going through the adjustment process again in learning about new classes, teachers/professors and class schedules. While we all certainly go through the tough transition of having fun and getting away during the summertime break or vacation to returning to that obligatory routine of life (school and work), perhaps it would be helpful to consider how our medical regimens weave in...

Our Most Special Caregiver – Our Mom

Our Most Special Caregiver – Our Mom

By: K. Karington, HHCS Health Group of Cos.

If you are one of the lucky ones to have a good mom, then Mother’s Day is the perfect time in our rushed world to let her know how much she means to you. For those who have lost their mom, it is a good time to reflect on her impact on the lives of her family.

Over the years, I gave my mom many wonderful Mother’s Day surprises… home-cooked breakfast in bed with flowers, Sunday brunch at a five-star restaurant or her favorite home...