Matt Johnson: Cycling with cystic fibrosis

Matt Johnson was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a baby. He tells CW why he started cycling long distance events

Imagine if every morning you had to do physiotherapy to clear your lungs of mucus and then take several different antibiotics, digestive enzymes (Creons) and vitamin supplements, as well as having breakfast and getting dressed. You have a detailed daily list of medications and treatments; not just once a day but, with some modifications, several times throughout the day.

Once in a while you may get infections which need additional treatment, such as intravenous antibiotics. On a regular basis you will have hospital appointments to fit in as well.

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