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.
There were three important things that my parents did for me while I was growing up that helped me become an independent and positive person.
Learning to help my wife access her port is part of our shared journey with CF. Check out our video for some tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.
Cystic fibrosis can be a third wheel in a dating relationship. I'm still looking for someone who can love us both.
Living with cystic fibrosis, your dreams for the future can be a little hazy. But while attending my grandmother's 90th birthday celebration recently, I was struck by an image of myself that I had never seen before: myself in the distant future.
When I was born, my parents were told that I would not live to see my 18th birthday. While I've had my challenges with cystic fibrosis, I've reached so many meaningful milestones in my life, including getting married. I'm so grateful for the “tomorrows” I've had.
2017 may be a new year, but are the resolutions we make ever really “new”?
As soon as my husband and I got married, people immediately began asking us about if and when we would have kids. But three dogs, no children, countless travels and 10 years of marriage later, we feel like our family is complete just the way we are.
As a social worker who specializes in helping adults with cystic fibrosis, I realized several years ago that there's a connection between intimacy and sexuality, and the successful management of a daily CF treatment plan. By "partnering with your partner," you can work together to enhance your relationship and minimize the barriers to your care.
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.