Gunnar’s Blog

My Experience with Cystic Fibrosis

“I want to use this blog to share some of my experiences so that hopefully when you, whoever you are, read this you can see the world as I see it. You can appreciate life as a whole. I want you to laugh and have fun while you read, I do not want you to feel sorry for me, or feel like the world is some cruel unfair place. The truth of the matter is that I was dealt a certain hand of cards, and I am making the best of it.”

Breathe In Podcast

  • Breathe In #98 - The Legal Marriage Question
    This week on Breathe In, Tiffany is on her own again while Gunnar battles his way through final exams. Tiffany is joined by a new voice on the podcast, Holly Seay, 24, from Georgia, a newlywed with CF. Holly takes us through her life with CF and how she met… Listen In
  • Breathe In #97 - Misdiagnosed
    On this episode of Breathe In, Gunnar takes the day off and Tiffany takes over with a returning guest, Audrey Kostelec, 23 from Washington State. You may remember Audrey from the emergency podcast we had on FaceBook Live in March. This time we talk about Audrey and her CF journey.… Listen In
  • Breathe In #96 - The Triple Combo
    A mere few days following the FDA's approval of Trikafta, cystic fibrosis patients across the United States began dosing. This week's podcast looks back at Gunnar's time in the triple combo study. Think of this podcast as a follow to Gunnar's blog over on Gunnar talks about both the… Listen In


  • Embrace Friendly Debate: Is Cystic Fibrosis a Condition or a Disease?
    In the spirit of cystic fibrosis awareness month, one of the most important things we can do as patient and family advocates is communicate effectively about the disease condition that affects our lives. From the outset, many of us lack formal medical education (me included!) and without that, it can… Read More
  • To the Person Living in Defiance of Social Distancing
    We all know someone… someone in our lives who is living in blatant disregard for social distancing. For no good reason, too! They are not an essential worker, nor are they contributing to constructive economic activity. Watching it from a far elicits… a complex emotion. You know who I am… Read More
  • COVID-19 Data Dump Delivers Good News for Cystic Fibrosis Population
    One of the benefits of having cystic fibrosis (if there was ever such a thing…) is that it is quite easy for our clinics to report, collect and analyze patient data all over the world. The Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry (despite some of my issues with it) has the ability… Read More