April 17, 2020
Managing a chronic illness can be a lot of work, but adding children to the mix makes it even harder. What is it like to be a parent with CF?
April 18, 2020
Being a parent with CF is very challenging! I’ve known my whole life that I wanted to be a mom. I had decent lung function when I became pregnant, but during and after pregnancy, I found my lung function hitting an all time low. I have not been able to get it back up, but I keep a strict treatment routine, exercise when I can and eat good to maintain my numbers. It’s been hard to keep up with a toddler, running around and such is short lived. I wouldn’t trade my beautiful daughter for the world! The best thing that has ever happened to me and she keeps me fighting to stay healthy, so I can watch her grow up!
April 20, 2020
Hi @lindsaymae, Thanks for sharing how your pregnancy has impacted your lung function and overall health. I can imagine that's been really tough to manage along with taking care of an energetic toddler. It sounds like you're doing everything you can to keep your lung function high, and all of that takes time & energy. So, give yourself a pat on the back!!!
How old is your little one? I'd love to hear more about her. Take care, Sarah, Cystic-Fibrosis.com Team Member
April 20, 2020
She is almost two now, beautiful, fun and smart little girl! My dream come true!
April 21, 2020
Hi @lindsaymae, I'm so glad you have her in your life. She sounds like you're shining star! Best, Sarah, Cystic-Fibrosis.com Team Member