most people think that CF is a disease. well sort of, but the phrase illness sounds a lot better. i had one doctor tell me(Dr. Warwick), and sort of give me a lecture one time about calling it a disease. he said, "CF is not a disease, because if it was a disease everybody would have it, because a disease is contagious,". he told me, "Paige, you just have an incurable illness". and after that i thought wow! so true. CF isn't contagious because if it was, man everyone of my family members would have it. haha. so, i would like to inform people that you do NOT, i repeat DO NOT have a disease, you just have an incurable illness. so maybe that will make somebody's day a little brighter.
let me just say that was the longest dr's appt, i think i've ever had(Dr. Warwick created the vest), he was filling in for my one dr, Dr. Carlos Milla(who is now at Stanford, and helped Dr. Warwick create the vest). this dr loved to talk, i mean loved to talk, but he did have tons of knowledge. *he is also the same dr. that created the vest*