Just like you…but probably on more drugs
I’m Elly. I live in Cambridge, UK, working as a digital strategist and writer, who just happens to have a life-shortening lung condition called Cystic Fibrosis. I also have CF-related diabetes. You could say I’m an overachiever.
It’s hard to imagine living any differently. Sometimes I wonder how everyone else gets through the day without 30 tablets, a nebuliser and an insulin injection every mealtime.
I write about things you probably already read about: work, life, health, relationships, travel, late night political debates in the hospital with your Phlebotomist, (…too niche?) but I am here to share a different perspective; I want to help you think differently about illness.
We hear a lot about illness stopping people from doing things. That’s because it does. But we don’t hear enough, about or from, people with lifelong illnesses living life; their careers, passions and pursuits. There are 15 million people in the UK alone living with a chronic illness. And while I write about a serious subject, I see no reason to be serious all the time. Trust me, life is too short.
You can find me on Twitter @ellyafoster.