How Chronic Illness Affected My Education

How Chronic Illness Affected My Education

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How Chronic Illness Affected My Education

In a previous column, I explained that I was diagnosed with mycobacterium abscessus — one of the deadliest infections for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients — in my junior year of college, and how that was one of the many times that my chronic illness affected my education. I was absent from school for weeks at a time so I could receive intravenous (IV) medication at the hospital. But I kept up my studies, because I…

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