Fearing the Uncertainty of My Future With Cystic Fibrosis

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Three months ago I posted a selfie on Facebook. It was a warm, sunny June day. I was at the river with my dogs and sat in contemplation on the shore absorbing the sun. On this Sunday, I knew I was being admitted to the hospital in the coming days to commence intensive treatment for a bacteria that had colonized inside my lungs: non-tuberculosis micobacteria abscessus. A rapid-growing bacteria that, left untreated, has the potential to cause a decline to my lung health of approximately 2.2 percent per year. A nasty little fucker of a bug, to put it mildly. My caption to this photo was along the lines of

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