Being involved with some local fundraisers, I have in turn met local CFers. While we all carry a common bond, it is hard knowing that we have to be very careful when meeting face-to-face. To the point where you have to wonder if it is worth the risks?
One person I have found to have a lot in common with is currently staying with her mom, locally here in Santa Rosa. We have a ton in common and it would be so great to spend some time with her. But then there is this issue. To make it easier, we decided to meet at the infusion center last Monday while she was receiving her first dose of IV antibiotics. It was perfect. We each wore a mask and talked for nearly two hours, mostly about CF. What a better place to wear a mask than the hospital? No strange looks or needed to explain details to anyone. It was great.
Yet, it is still hard. Knowing all these great people, but not being able to hang out together...well it sucks. I know I can't invite her over to the house for hang out. We are trying to come up with safe places to meet. We are getting pedicures next Friday and looking forward to it.