"I'm not completely used to having CF."
While it is true that a majority of patients learn to come to terms with their diagnoses, there are those - including patients with CF - who still deal with challenges or feel withdrawn from society. “Despite never being left alone by medical staff, the hospital is a lonely place. I went from getting a couple dozen friends to visit during my first hospitalizations, to getting one or two despite having more friends than I did before. My hospitalizations were “routine” by the time I reached my 20s, but the disease only got scarier. Any support I could get helped” wrote Dell.