Online dating chronic illness
At 19, starting a family was far from my mind, but I had opened up to him about my inability to bear children while sharing more about my disease.
Other PH patients had told me similar stories of rejection due to life expectancy, childbearing, and health maintenance issues.
It can be a confronting, and awkward, conversation.
He never really got into playing games, he said, because he always preferred to play outside.
My love for board games and jigsaw puzzles developed over the many days I spent sick at home.
The 36-year-old is forced to only work part time, adhere to a strict diet, take lots of medication and constantly manage her pain — which has taken a toll on her mental health, and her social life.
She says it's "definitely" a difficult conversation to have with a date.
My online dating profile featured pictures of me in the hospital.