I was diagnosed three months ago with Muscular Dystrophy. It's a progressive muscle wasting disease that eventually will put me in a wheelchair. Already I struggle with getting up from the floor, I can't run and I get tired very easily. I am only 23 years old and I feel like I won't find anyone. I feel as though no one will want to date someone that they know will just progressively become less and less independent.
I can't pass it on to anyone, if I ever have children it's highly unlikely that they would have MD, it's not fatal and I will still be "all there" mentally but I will struggle with using my arms and legs.
Would you date someone knowing this? I feel like I will be alone forever.
Most Helpful Guy
I'm not going to say the usual bullshit that everything is going to be smiles and rainbows. It will definitely narrow down your options, but that doesn't mean that you should just give up! Find a man that will treat you as an equal, and not drown you in pity. And if worse comes to worse accept that being single is not a terrible thing like people think it is. You're not alone if you have friends and family. I don't pity you because with the way I see it, people shouldn't be looked down upon with pity for having a health problem, but instead I respect you for having the courage to face your problems and be honest with yourself.0
Most Helpful Girl
I would consider dating someone like this if I were with them before he were diagnosed. (That way I probably have feelings for him and it wouldn't be easy for me to walk away).
I'd love him.
I'd care for him.
We'd pretty much be in this together.
I wouldn't seek someone out with a disease like this.
I wouldn't want to extremely alter my life by taking on a responsibility I do not have to.
We are talking about a life change here...
I know a lot of people here will answer, "Yes".
But realistically, you can base whether that is true or not off of your own experience.
I don't like to sugar coat,
The reality of it is you are up for a challenge in the dating world.
But to a point we all are.
You do not have to disclose your illness to people right away (unless it becomes very apparent).
You will meet someone that will see past this and care for you.0