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I happily had the opportunity to join my doctor on Monday to present to first year medical students - and of course the topic was...CF!  I joined her last year for the presentation, so I was very excited that she asked me to join her again.  She covered all the medical stuff like the history, epidemiology, and treatments.  Its pretty cool hearing all the nitty gritty scientific CF stuff...I love it.  Then, Dr. Forseen shared some statistics, which I always enjoy:

The oldest CF patient in the CF registry is 82!
The oldest patient at my clinic is in her 60s.
The median age for survival is 41.1 years!  Woohoo...I love seeing that number go up!

Those were my favorites that I could remember :)

After Dr. Forseen finished her presentation, she invited me up so the students could ask questions.  And they did!!  I got to share about how CF has impacted my life, my treatments, my diagnosis, and what happens when I don't take my enzymes...lol.

It was a great experience for me and I hope the class enjoyed learning about CF and putting a face to it. It wasn't just another lesson in a book.

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  1. I love that those numbers are so high, so excited about the life expectancy keeps rising. My mom always jokes and says as long as it stay above me...lol. I love sharing with med students. Bet it was really neat hearing all the details and having students see a face linked to CF makes it real. very important. your fellow cf blogger, Cheriz (www.lifeofcheriz.blogspot.com)

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