I’m a Dad, a husband, a son, and I’m living with stage 3 congestive heart failure.
Notice I what I said “I am” vs the condition I live with? That because that’s how I see my life.
Why the hell does everyone else see me as my condition and anytime I make the smallest complaint about something that is a normal frustrating thing for any other stay at home parent do my family and friends all say “oh well your heart failure is causing you this extra stress””maybe you need to find a sitter or daycare so you don’t have to have the baby all the time.” .
I’M A FATHER, A HUSBAND AND A SON, I WANT TO BE WITH MY CHILD!! I DON’T WANT TO SEND HER TO STRANGERS! I DON’T WANT TO BE TOLD TO BASICALLY GIVE UP ON WHAT BRINGS ME JOY!!! I ALREADY HAVE GIVEN UP A LOT BECAUSE OF MY HEALTH, WHY MUST I GIVE UP THE REST? WHY DO THE PEOPLE WHO “SUPPORT” ME LEAD THE CHARGE TO GET ME TO GIVE IT UP!!!