As the spouse of a woman with cystic fibrosis, there is a fine line between being a husband and caregiver. Although CF can add stress to our relationship, I've learned that sometimes the best thing we can do is simply step back and enjoy each other.
Eddie is married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer, who has CF, and is a father to twin girls. Currently residing in Annapolis, Md., Eddie served 12 years on active duty in the Navy. His service provided his family the opportunity to live in different areas of the United States and experience many different CF chapters and clinics. Eddie still flies airplanes in the Naval Reserve and enjoys playing sports, especially lacrosse and ice hockey. Eddie works as a marketing and brand manager with a company in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis area.
I try to think of age as just another number. But as a spouse to someone living with cystic fibrosis, these numbers are frightening to me.