‘Be Our Guest’: Canceling Get-togethers Due to Chronic Illness

‘Be Our Guest’: Canceling Get-togethers Due to Chronic Illness

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‘Be Our Guest’: Canceling Get-togethers Due to Chronic Illness

Get-togethers are relaxing, supposedly. I do not feel this way, and I blame this on my cystic fibrosis (CF) and the extent to which my mother and I had to prepare for social events when I was growing up. There are three reasons why I decline invitations to get-togethers. One, I’m nervous that someone or something at the party will make me fall ill. Two, I’m already ill and would feel more comfortable at home.…

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