Dealing With Life’s Milestones When You Have Pulmonary Fibrosis


When you have a chronic illness such as pulmonary fibrosis, it is only natural that you may find yourself spending a lot of time thinking about some of the important life events and milestones that you may not get to experience.

MORE: Learn about the challenges patients with pulmonary fibrosis and the doctors treating them face. 

Charlene Marshall, our regular columnist, explores this side of the disease in her latest article. Charlene has just had to turn down the opportunity to attend her graduation from the University of Melbourne. She explains the logistical problems of getting from Canada to Australia while she is so ill and how she will miss not seeing her old university friends and being able to catch up with members of her family.

Charlene talks about some other important milestones that she and other young patients with pulmonary fibrosis may miss due to the disease and how others come to terms with it. Read Charlene’s article here. 

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  1. Charly Hornbrook says:

    How do I travel overnight++ with air bottles that last only a few hours? I cannot take my big home machine everywhere, in the car, in the motel, into restaurants; however, oxygen is required 24/7. I need a travel self contained generator the provides 7-8 lpm continuous and is lightweight (under 10 lbs) that runs on batteries and charges from a car power plug or household 110v & runs on battery power for at least 3 hours while walking around. Otherwise I cannot travel as I cannot carry enough bottles for a week long car trip. Any answers here????

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