My friend shared the picture below on facebook and it got my mind turning. “Burden” is such a strong word when speaking of relationships, friends and family. As a person with CF (I speak for myself) you tend to feel like a “burden” to those around you when you aren’t feeling well or having an “off” day. When you are “on your game” and feeling decent or good enough it is different. The definition of burden is a load, especially a heavy one. There are times that you feel like your existence (with CF) is all around a burden because plans have to change, things don’t go as planned, sacrifices are made and all you want is to be “normal” and have “normal people” problems.