‘Look at Me, I’m Atrophy’: Being Chronically Ill at Halloween

‘Look at Me, I’m Atrophy’: Being Chronically Ill at Halloween

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‘Look at Me, I’m Atrophy’: Being Chronically Ill at Halloween

I have always loved Halloween, but celebrating it with a chronic illness like cystic fibrosis has always meant having to be creative. Being chronically ill meant having to spend a few Halloweens in the hospital or at home, but my mom always made the most of it so that I’d enjoy the holiday. She’d decorate my room with fall leaves and trick-or-treat signs. Because I had to take precautions and isolate myself because of my…

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