Facing the disappointment of a flare-up, or celebrating a moment of remission. Settling hope for new treatments and whishing for a cure in the future. There is always a way to get through … together! #WorldIBDDay2020
By far, one of the heaviest experiences we lived together, was accepting the #intheirshoes challenge last year. We spent two days together on an emotional rollercoaster of facing and embracing the consequences of living with IBD. Today, on #worldIBDday, we look back to this experience with mixed feelings ... and with gratitude for the connection, the understanding and our unique friendship.
During the past year I learned that you are not your disease. Above all, you’re a human being, a mother/father, a husband/wife, a friend, … and sometimes a patient too. That’s not something you should be ashamed of. It’s a part of who you are, a part that you better try to embrace. In the end, we’re all people among each other with a name, personality and a story and a past, present and future.
Is it selfish to suppress the “possible” consequences for your children and to give preference to your strong desire to have a child? I’d better not think too much about it …