Here at Action For Pulmonary Fibrosis , we are proud to be releasing our first podcast / audio episode interview with IPF patient Sylvia, who discusses her journey with the condition with psychologist Honey Langcaster-James BSc MSc PG Dip MBPsS. If you are interested in learning how to manage your mental health, or the next best steps to take after being diagnosed, our conversation with Sylvia is a must-listen.
Stay as positive as you can and do not dwell
Sylvia was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in December 2016, which she and her family found devastating. However, over time her understanding of the condition and how to deal with it has grown, to the point where she is now able to take on each day with a more positive outlook. Through her own sheer determination, the support of a local group, and of course her husband and family, she has discovered her own personal coping mechanisms to experience new ways of enjoying life.
We would like to give our warmest thanks to Sylvia and Honey for allowing this conversation to be documented, which we hope will in turn help our patients and families feel less alone.
You can listen to the podcast below, and if you have any technical issues please get in touch.
This has been supported by funding through a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, to help drive greater recognition of the disease and support people living with IPF.
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