To my earlier post Treading cautiously, Bill Peckham asked "I hope when you wrote "I know that in my situation, this is not a luxury I can afford" you did not just mean dialysis."
Unfortunately, I did mean dialysis. I feel (my opinion only) that having relationships while on dialysis is difficult. Not impossible certainly, but difficult. And more so in the Indian context.
I feel scared. Of rejection. I'm not exactly a cracker of a looker! (Well, I'm not that bad either!) And to add to it, I have this huge fistula in my upper left arm. People have been shocked on seeing it. I also find it difficult to climb more than a flight of stairs. I am on a restricted fluid diet. With all this, I'm too scared to even try.
For me, rejection will be too emotionally disturbing to take a chance. Heck, even normal people feel scared to try and take things forward.
Again, this is ONLY MY view. I'm sure there are many people who probably have fallen in love and succeeded with a chronic disease. Hats off to them!