54 Years Old and Living-Breathing Succeeding With Cystic Fibrosis
Episode #0025 Alison Cain Podcast

Alison Cain Podcast

Allison Cain can finally breathe after transplant and no more “CF boot camp?

Jerry Cahill interviews Alison Cain who is 34 years old and had a double lung transplant at New York Presbyterian Hospital in NYC 1 ½ years ago due to progression of cystic fibrosis. Alison grew up in Connecticut and has returned to work teaching high school Spanish.

- Alison was diagnosed at 1 ½ years of age due to a “strange cough? and “failure to thrive?
- Alison attended Fordham University in New York.
- Sports kept Alison healthy for a long time prior to transplant: “I was a competitive swimmer from age 4 to 13 years of age. I also played soccer, softball, and ran cross country track?
- Alison was never hospitalized for cystic fibrosis until the age of 19.
- At age 28 Alison developed CF related diabetes.
- June 16, 2004 Alison had a double lung transplant that lasted 6 hours and was hospitalized for 10 days.
- Alison believes, after many years of battling CF, that a transplant is the only true cure for CF and that her life is so much happier now.
- Alison’s advice: “Be compliant to therapy/med.’s and don’t give up hope.

Direct download: CF-01-10-05-Alison-Cain.mp3
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