Seeking a Bit of Normalcy

September 5, 2014 3:30 PM

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Seeking a Bit of Normalcy

As a kid normalcy typically consists of going to school and playing sports. It consists of homework and tests; games and practice; running around and getting into trouble. It consists of making friends; of growing up and learning. It consists of graduating high school and going to college. Normalcy as an adult consists of work and responsibilities. It consists of settling down, getting married and starting a family. On some level we all strive for some sort of normalcy. We all want to have friends. We all want to be part of a group. A group of people that have shared interests, values and beliefs. On some level we all want to belong.

As a kid, normalcy with cystic fibrosis requires waking up early to do treatment before school. It means going to the nurse to either do a treatment, retrieve pills for lunch, or both. It means missing school to go to the doctor. It means spending Christmas break, winter break or summer break in the...

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