‘Grow Old With You’: Lasting Relationships With Chronic Illness

‘Grow Old With You’: Lasting Relationships With Chronic Illness

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‘Grow Old With You’: Lasting Relationships With Chronic Illness

I didn’t tell my boyfriend — now husband — that I had cystic fibrosis when we started dating. We were in college, and I wanted to be known as the girlfriend with blue hair, not the girlfriend who frequently uses nebulizers. On top of that, I didn’t want to burden him with my baggage, especially so early in our relationship. I did extra nebulizer treatments to reduce the amount of coughing. I brushed my teeth…

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