A support system can make or break someone, that is no different and probably more true in people with CF. Everyone needs support in their life. CFers need a lot of love and support as well. Having CF is physically and mentally draining at times therefore we need people around us whenever we need it. I personally hate needing and asking for help. I want to do everything on my own. I’m stubborn like that. It is a real hit to the self esteem when you can‘t do things you used to do or that you want to do and need help. There are some people that can’t handle loving someone that has CF, for whatever reason and that is another knock to the ol self esteem.
Speaking as someone with CF, it is hard to get close to people at times because you don’t want them to hurt. They have a choice of being in your life but we have no choice to have CF. I am very lucky to have a great group of friends that love and support me and will do anything for me, if I let them..hahaha. My family, however, you are stuck with me whether you like it or not, or if you want to deal with CF or not.
Thank you to my support system. You help me get through hard days even when you don’t know it. I know I can count on you all if I need anything. It’s just getting me to ask. Your love and support is greatly appreciated! My husband is one of a kind. It takes a strong man to love me and put up with all of the CF stuff. Thank you for being a fantastic husband to me. You help me to fight everyday. Love you all! My bonus kids help keep me on my toes as well which means that I don’t have time to waste.
When you have CF (or any other disease) it truly shows you who you can count on if you were to need them. Some people just aren’t cut out for life with someone with CF and that is fine. Just cut your ties and go, we don’t need fake people in our lives, we don’t have time to waste.