Have you looked into PGD? IT's basically IVF but they test the eggs for those with the cf genes and cherry pick out the cf ones. I don't know how you would feel about
this, I just wanted to let you know it's a step you could take.
Life with CF is tough.Constant medications and treatments, physiotherapy twice daily, nebulisers, inhalors, right from diagnosis. People with Cf and those around them are always hoping for a cure, and maybe some day it will come, but then what if it doesn't. For now, life expectancy is between 30 and 40 depending where you're looking, when I was born it was 5, I'm 26 now so I beat the odds, and it's got loads better with advancing treatments. But nothing can be guranteed that that life expectancy will ever get any better than 40. I know someone who was around my age and she died at 14. Too many other friends my age have died in their 20's. Some are still going in their 40's. I personally having CF, think going down the PGD route if you really want children, is the best way to avoid all the hurt it causes.
Sorry if I've upset you, I just wanted to be honest.
Good luck in your decision making,
All the best
Hey, I'm Gem with CF, age 25 and diagnosed at 2 years old. I'm from the UK and say weird things sometimes. I'm no expert but I've lived through a lot of CF stuff. Diagnosed with:
Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Oste
openia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type thing.