“I never wanted to be the patient. I have never accepted this fate until today. But I should drop the “strong” role now and and just trust. “Robin drops his hard shell in this book and describes his life between the toilet and the sofa in a wonderfully honest and refreshing way, as well as the constant search for more. I only say, “the chamber music concert fortissimo”!
But that’s not that easy. Because the awareness of chronic inflammatory bowel disease has still not arrived in society. Again, I could draw direct parallels. How many times have I heard sentences such as “You do not look sick at all!”, “At least it’s not cancer.” Or “Is it contagious?”. No, people, actually we do not want to keep talking about our illness or be only associated with it, do not pity us. It is already taking a lot from us. And somehow, everyone in their own way, wants to have a normal life. Have dreams. Achieve goals.
This flame, which Robin describes at the beginning of his book, is not only in our intestines. It is spreading. Has a strong influence on our immune system, our bones and joints, our psyche. The course is individual and can be very aggressive. So aggressive that in some cases a colectomy is necessary, as with Robin. Cole what? Co-lek-to-myyyy! Not only is our vocabulary expanding rapidly, we are becoming damn fighters.
How do you feel? How do you deal with the disease? I do not want to go too far, because you have to read the book yourself. Take it easy, let it work. And this is not just interesting for us sufferers or relatives, but also for everyone. According to estimates, around 440,000 people in Germany live with an IBD.
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