I have long thought about what I could share with you. At first I was unsure what you would be interested in, whether it had to be something spectacular.At first I thought I would share with you my volunteer work for people with XLH and phosphate diabetes and tell you how fulfilling it is.But then something else occurred to me. Something that may be quite mindless to some people. I am a mother and a health care worker.I don't take either of those things for granted.I am truly blessed with my daughter. But I also realize that some things don't come as easily to me as they do to other mothers. Although I am only 28 years old, I am not able to carry my daughter down the stairs in the morning. Simply because my ankles hurt so much, especially after I get up. In the beginning, this was especially hard for me. On the one hand, pregnancy and childbirth taught me what miracles my body can accomplish. On the other hand, I have difficulty carrying my daughter. Sometimes I also think that XLH gives me a higher base load than other mamas. But that may just feel that way -in the end, I'm sure everyone has their baggage to carry.My profession is a health care worker, which used to be called a "nurse." I am completely absorbed in this profession. It fulfills me and I am good at what I do. For me, there was always no question that I would do this job. I didn't think about the physical strain for a long time. For a long time it didn't occur to me that this profession could bring me to my physical limits. This awareness crept in only gradually. And this is where I come to dogmatism: Wouldn't the logical conclusion be that I should choose another profession? No. Thatwould be dogmatic. There are areas that are not so physically stressful and demanding, such as the physical care of other people. I work in psychiatry. So I'm still working in my dream job. And thanks to the things I was given along my life's path, I workin a field that is so close to my heart. The psychiatric care of people. That's exactly what I'm good at. Maybe without XLH I would never have ended up there?!