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Recensie Dingen die erger zijn

Dingen die erger zijn

Anneloor van Heemstra &
Lenneke Hoope

Algemene informatie:

Auteur: Anneloor van Heemstra & Lenneke Hoope
Titel: Dingen die erger zijn
ISBN: 9789401304955
Uitgeverij: Altamira
Genre: graphic novel, non-fictie, gezondheid
Aantal pagina’s: 176
Uitgave: paperback
Verschijningsdatum: 8 september 2021
Prijs: 16,99 €

Over de auteur:

Lenneke Hoope was 37 jaar toen ze onder de douche een knobbeltje in haar borst voelde. Na de diagnose borstkanker volgde een jaar vol angstige, verdrietige, maar ook bizarre en grappige situaties.

De treffende tekeningen van Lennekes hartsvriendin Anneloor van Heemstra maken dit universele verhaal over levensbedreigend ziek zijn op een bijzondere manier herkenbaar. Door die innige samenwerking, en een vriendengroep, die dit boek verrijkt met hart-onder-de-riem-berichten in de vorm van appjes, krijgt vriendschap een glansrol in Dingen die erger zijn.

Over het boek:

Dingen die erger zijn is een bijzonder en aangrijpend stripverhaal voor volwassenen over borstkanker. Lenneke Hoope was 37 jaar toen ze onder de douche een knobbeltje in haar borst voelde. Toen ze de diagnose borstkanker kreeg volgde een jaar vol angstige, verdrietige, maar ook bizarre en grappige situaties.

In dit stripverhaal lees je over haar ervaringen als borstkankerpatiënt: de chemo’s in het ziekenhuis, de merkwaardige reacties en adviezen uit haar omgeving, het ziek en uitgeblust op de bank liggen en het omgaan met een constant allesomvattende angst. De treffende tekeningen van Lennekes hartsvriendin Anneloor van Heemstra maken dit universele verhaal over ziek zijn op een bijzondere manier herkenbaar voor iedereen. Speciaal bedoeld voor vrouwen die zelf borstkanker hebben (gehad), of voor naasten en dierbaren.

In de grote thema’s en de kleine details is deze strip een intiem, grappig en eerlijk verhaal – er wordt hier niks heldhaftig “verslagen” of “overwonnen”, en dat is er precies zo goed aan.’ – Renske de Greef, schrijver, illustrator en columnist

Deze strip is het mooiste, liefste en grappigste wat ik ooit over dit onderwerp heb gelezen. – Tjitske Reidinga, acteur


Mijn mening:

Borstkanker… één van de grootste nachtmerries van elke vrouw… gelukkig ben ik er tot hiertoe van gespaard gebleven. Dus nee, ik kan er niet over meepraten.
Na het lezen van het stripverhaal Dingen die erger zijn over het leed dat Lenneke Hoope overkomt, kon ik mij een beetje inleven met dit vonnis.

Door middel van grappige tekeningen schrijft ze samen met Anneloor van Heemstra haar angsten, bekommernissen en strijd neer die ze van dag 1, het ontdekken van een knobbeltje tot de laatste dag ondergaat.
Heel veel aandacht voor emoties worden aan het verhaal toegevoegd. Iets waar medepatiënten zich in zullen herkennen.
Dingen die erger zijn is geen optimistisch boek, terwijl de vriendengroep van Lenneke er wel een positieve noot aan willen toevoegen. De steun en vriendschap van familie en vrienden zijn onontbeerlijk in haar genezing en dit wordt mooi weergegeven in dit boek.

Er zijn dingen die erger zijn… maar ik hoop toch gespaard te blijven van the big C.

Rating: 4/5

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