Just Breathe…Compassionate Help for the PF Journey
Kim Fredrickson is an Author, Blogger and Marriage and Family Therapist. She lives in Northern CA, with her husband of 39 years and has 2 adult children. Kim was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in May 2014, as a rare complication from chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer. Kim is the author of Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend, and Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. Kim believes that learning to advocate for yourself with kindness and compassion, just as you would for a good friend, makes this difficult journey a little easier. In her patient column, she offers practical ideas to help us care for ourselves, fight for what we need, and process our many-layered emotions.
I’ve been feeling vulnerable lately. I feel vulnerable having pulmonary fibrosis (PF), being disabled, using supplemental oxygen, and being ever-increasingly more dependent on others. What do I mean by ... Read more
I’m coming up on the fourth anniversary of being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. It’s caused me to ponder what I wish I’d known before my diagnosis. Three things are ... Read more
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