Dating a sickle cell patient
Not only does it require caring for someone you love at home, but it also means facing your own concerns about the disease.It may be frightening to discover that there is no cure, and you may worry about other family members becoming ill with sickle cell disease.Learning more about sickle cell disease may help you feel more at ease in your caregiver role.This can be important for new caregivers of small children with the disease.In my naiveté, of course the first thing I did after diving into the dating pool was have accidental phone sex with a much younger man.We had been working on a project together, and when it was all done, we'd exchanged some congratulatory e-mails.He has spoken to me about marriage, but we are in a difficult situation.
When I was younger, I never imagined what it would be like to be middle-aged.
If you went purely by genotype, then you would be restricted to only marrying people with no trace of the disease in their genes, which might be difficult because carriers are immune to malaria so they tend to live longer. At best, we are able manage the symptoms of the disease.
The decision to marry cannot be based on what doesn't exist.
Ive talked to some of the women in my life about it. yes, I was in a relation with some one for three years and at first they had no clue until i got sick and we were forced to talk about it, thats a main issue that comes up which also provokes this question " when is the best time to tell your significant other about your disease and how should you tell them? I Usually let them know all about it before we even start talking.
I dont believe you should wait until because in a relationship everything should be open and on the table. Being in a relationship with someone who has sickle cell some pros would include mutual understanding & support.