Reflecting on Another Birthday With IPF

Reflecting on Another Birthday With IPF

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Reflecting on Another Birthday With IPF

A doctor once told me he wasn’t sure I’d survive until my 30th birthday. If I did, I’d likely be dependent on supplemental oxygen, unlike any other young adult I knew at the time. This week, I turned 34. Reflecting on my nearly six years with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is emotional for me. After a 13-month journey, I was diagnosed in April 2016, and vividly remember my conversation with the specialist. He wasn’t sure…

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