That is so fuckin’ sad and I’m very aware of how nasty Crohn’s is…my sister has had it for over 30 years. Her health took a downturn about 18 months ago and she lost lots of weight. It was evindent she needed major replumbing to restore her health and last September she underwent surgery at The General that they said would probably last 6 - 8 hours.
I’m a born optimist and was confident all would be well but as the day went on my optimism was put to the test…no call when expected and the day dragged on. By 8 in the evening I was pacing up and down, I couldn’t sit still, should I phone, should I wait. At 9.30 I got the call from my brother-in-law…she was safe…she had come through the surgery well, all 12 hours of it…I burst into floods of tears.
My sister is well, she looks well but she lives with Crohn’s every day and will always have to live with it…she’s lucky she has the NHS.
Hats off and love to all of you who live with “invisible” conditions, hats off and love to all who work in The NHS.