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CF Roundtable – Autumn 2018 Issue

The Autumn 2018 edition of the CF Roundtable quarterly newsletter was just released by United States Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association, Inc (USACFA). You can download the current issues here:

The contents of the current issue are described in the Editor’s Comments presented below.

If you are receiving this newsletter later than you expected, I apologize. I was suffering from what I call “brain freeze.” I would work on things for a little while and then I would just be unable to continue. I guess I was feeling the effects of age and season change. Again, I apologize.

Once again we have some changes to the Board of Directors. Mark Levine has left the board. We thank him for his service. We welcome a new director, Jessika Biele. You may read her bio on page 18.

I hope you have read the article on the cover. It is an interesting article by Roberto De La Noval that deals with fear and health. In this issue we introduce a new column called “Savoring Serendipity.” David Tarnow tells of a life-changing incident in his life and how he has used it to improve his living.

Our Focus topic in this issue is: Changes We Experience As We Age. Jessika Biele writes of turning 30 and how it affected her. Jeanie Hanley speaks of understanding her body better and learning how to use that knowledge. Linda Stratton writes of moving to a new environment and adjusting to it. I discuss changes both good and not so good in “Speeding Past 50.”

As usual, Laura Tillman has compiled a wonderful column of “Information From The Internet” for us. You’ll find much interesting news there. In “Spirit Medicine” Isabel Stenzel Byrnes writes of reaching one’s full potential. Julie Desch writes of survivors’ guilt in “Wellness.” Laura Mentch and Jeanie Hanley report on the 32nd Annual CFRI National CF Family Education Conference. Each of them gives us a peek into what the conference offered and how others can benefit from attendance at it.

The “Poetry Corner” has a poem by Grace Knight, who tells of her battles of life with CF.

On page 35, there is an invitation to participate in The Cystic Fibrosis Reproductive And Sexual Health Collaborative (CFReSHC). They are looking for some specific kinds of people. Please read about what they are looking for.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarships for autumn. You may read about Julia Ruggirello and Roberto De La Noval on page 23.

Be sure to check out the information about Giving Tuesday on page 33. Your continued support keeps us going. Thank you.

I end on a personal note. By the time you read this, I will have celebrated my fifth anniversary of bilateral mastectomies due to cancer. Surviving five years, cancer free, is a wonderful accomplishment and I am grateful.

*Be sure to check with your doctor about flu shots.*

Until next time, stay healthy and happy,

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