CF Community Blog. Relationships can be tough no matter what. But I have found that when you have cystic fibrosis, relationships require these three elements. By Chelsea Spruance. Living my life with cystic fibrosis, and then sharing that life publicly through social media, has brought many questions into my inbox over the years.
So I took the time to think about if it was worth it. And the more I got to know him, I realized that someone like him was worth anything that life threw in the way. Sure, some things are more challenging.
Like I have to make room in my purse for his medication. We spend more time in the hospital than I wish we had to.
I have someone who understands what I go through on a daily basis. When I was years-old, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression.
Someone who understood what it was like to not feel normal compared to everyone else. Without a doubt, his CF has made him more understanding towards my condition.
Dating with cystic fibrosis
Our illnesses help us understand the other person. And most of all, dating someone with CF has changed my perspective on hospitals. We want to hear your story.
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Possibilities to have a wonderful time. Possibilities to build a connection with someone. I believe once we accept ourselves for the way our bodies are and have been created, we convey authenticity about ourselves.
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If we are being authentic in a relationship we show our true selves. When we are transparent about our disease - what we have to do, why we have to do it - people feel more comfortable.
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They understand better. They really do.
They will want to be in your company. Everyone is attracted to confidence. Everyone has insecurities they have to deal with, and having self-doubts, worries and barriers against rejection certainly makes it more difficult.
Dec 06, Cystic fibrosis has always been the priority in my life. Unfortunately, that has held true even in my dating life. Dating can be complex, tricky and exhausting. Add a genetic disease to the mix and it can become impossible at times. For this reason, dating with cystic fibrosis or any other chronic condition can be very daunting, frightening and viewed as more challenging than "normal" dating. "Normal" people don't have the health issues we have to deal with. "Normal" people don't always cough, they don't have to deal with taking medications in front of. Dating and intimacy can be both desired as well as confusing, or even become quite complicated to navigate; certainly when trying to determine how or when to handle discussing cystic fibrosis with your new partner. Telling people you have CF is a personal choice, and you actually do not have to disclose it to every person you meet.
The connection will be the focus. Our normal includes a slightly different set of parameters and that is alright. Everyone accepts it if you do. So go hike up those hills. Take your oxygen tank if you require it.
If I let fear of the unknown get to me I never would have been able to do it. Fear of traveling, fear of his rejection from seeing me coughing lots of mucus and fear of doing treatments in public places where strangers could stare.