To qualify for Health Well’s assistance, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe.
In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs.
She and I remain close friends — she even offered to buy me a concert ticket for our “breakupiversary.” How could we not feel a continued bond after she supported me through those countless days in the hospital, transplant, and deafness?
Relationships can be great for a person with CF, as can singleness.The dependency was suddenly unnecessary, and so our roles in the relationship shifted.Ironically, we agree that breaking up was the best thing that could have happened to our relationship. But like an arrow pulled back, back, back, I shot forth with intense velocity toward aspirations and missions I’d previously never imagined achieving. Once I left it, I needed to dive into discomfort, which led to epic adventures.People think of “sickness” as being the complex part of “in sickness and in health.” But once I recovered from my end-stage CF and deafness — through my transplant and cochlear implants — we realized our goals and priorities had drifted apart.
I had been dependent upon her, and she’d found identity in caring for me.
If a relationship ends, you still need the will to take care of yourself.