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Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

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    • 4.8 • 2.2K Ratings

Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

    A Sweet Young Man With The Liver Of An Angry Elderly Alcoholic - Mystery Liver Failure

    A Sweet Young Man With The Liver Of An Angry Elderly Alcoholic - Mystery Liver Failure

    We can't begin to describe how sweet of a human Collin Clowes is and boy oh boy has he been through hell and back. At only 17 years old, living in a small township in Northern Ontario, Colin began vomiting totally bonkers amounts of blood. He was rushed to the ER and they determined things were... bad. He needed to be airlifted to Toronto. They concluded that he was suffering from internal bleeding and mysteriously his liver was shutting down. The cause for the liver disease was never revealed but one thing was for sure, this sweet muffin of a man needed a new liver and that is where his sister came to the rescue. This week Colin takes the fellas on a journey of hardship, loss, grief and struggle but shows them that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Colin's EP Sleepy is now available wherever you get your music. https://www.collinclowes.com

    • 58 min
    Jeremie's First Dose Of Trikafta!!! - Feel Good Friday

    Jeremie's First Dose Of Trikafta!!! - Feel Good Friday

    In a truly good feeling Feel Good Friday: Jer swallows his first dose of Trikafta! The fellas then speak at length about alcohol abuse and Jeremie's struggle with kicking the bottle in order to prep for this new life-changing medicine. In other news, llamas might be the reason for the newest COVID treatment, a cure for Type I Diabetes could be right around the corner, and some children are injecting themselves with mercury and letting black widows bite them, all in the hopes that it'll give them super powers... turns out, it doesn't.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Routine Checkup: Why Men's Health Matters! Movember 2021

    Routine Checkup: Why Men's Health Matters! Movember 2021

    That's a wrap for Movember 2021! Between the fellas, the moustache and fundraising competition has come to a close and the loser must now step up and get a moustache tattoo. So who lost? Tune in to find out. At the beginning of the month the boys put on a virtual live show and were joined by Mitch Hermansen, Movember staff, to talk about why Movember matters then they transition into a fascinating and valuable conversation with Dr. John Ollife, Founder and lead investigator of UBC’s Men’s Health Research program. They chat all about masculinity as it influences men’s health behaviours and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Two Prosthetic Legs & A Fire In His Belly: Double Amputee

    Two Prosthetic Legs & A Fire In His Belly: Double Amputee

    Buckle up this week. Literally. Put on your seat belt. We spend the first 10 minutes of this week's episode connecting with Mack while he's on the road in his souped-up sound-proofed car. Mack was born a double amputee and this guy is the ultimate trooper. During his youth he pushed through multiple surgeries and had an uphill battle with his own mental health, but it wasn't until he discovered his love for basketball that his life began to turn around. He got so good at ball that some folks in his small town believed his prosthetic legs were giving him too much of a leg up — ba dum tss.

    • 48 min
    Wait! Sexually Transmitted Allergies Are A Thing?!

    Wait! Sexually Transmitted Allergies Are A Thing?!

    Here at Sickboy we have the sleuthiest of listeners. Shout out to Britt and Hil for spilling the TEA. This week we talk about the future of nanobots when it comes to cancer treatement. Miracle workers or possible human killing mini machines? Speaking of existential events, we chat disability & climate change. Folks who are disabled are being left out of the conversation and will suffer unless something is done about "eco-ableism". Is there a COVID pill just around the corner? Fingers crossed. Finally in What The Hellth?! We examine a case where one couple unfortunately learned that Brazil nuts somehow have a way of getting into your semen. Sexually transmitted allergies are real folks.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Routine Checkup: It’s Just A Pump - The Fascinating Science of The Heart

    Routine Checkup: It’s Just A Pump - The Fascinating Science of The Heart

    You could say this episode has a lot of heart. AYYYOOO! Dr. Eilidh MacDonald holds a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics at Dalhousie University and is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She joins the fellas to talk all things heart! We talk how one tests/studies the hearts of animals, how the heart can beat on its own for hours on end, and even how your heart responds to environmental/personal factors that allow it to accomplish the same goals. Not only that but we also talk about Eilidh's experience with COVID. She even got to ride a COVID bus. She's the coolest.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

smiileandwave ,

True human experiences and great convos

These guys are blunt, hilarious and ask all the necessary questions to get down to the human experience! I am in the healthcare field, and this show continually inspires me to take the time to have the tougher conversations whether it’s at work or in my personal life but also is just fun to listen to (shoutout to my nursing prof who introduced this back in 2018, I’ve been listening ever since) … I will catch up to be a current listener, I will! :) thanks for creating a safe space and awesome podcast aka the only one I’ve stuck with for all these years

Channeling S. Fry ,

Haribo gummy bears, gastric exorcism guaranteed!

Girlfriend and I were travelling by car from Ottawa to Toronto. Stopped at Mallorytown Enroute to fuel up. Girlfriend came back to car with big bag of gummy bears, not realizing they were sugar free minions of bowel shredding horror. We both shovelled a few handfuls down. Around Kingston the seat became….uncomfortable, our stomachs seemed desperate to rid themselves of these bears of terror by way of liquefaction. By the time we hit Belleville an emergency exit from the highway was required, we quickly made our way to the Lonestar Texas bar and grill. Ordered a beverage out of courtesy and then ran to the washrooms. What ensued can only be described as a gastric exorcism. Food I had yet to eat travelled from the future to my colon to be expelled with such force that for once, I scared the automatic flushing toilet. After what seemed like an eternity, 40 yds of cascade’ papers finest single ply and the hopes that the custodian was well reimbursed for their services. We met again out side the washroom. Ready to reembark upon our voyage as slightly less innocent, wide-eyed travellers in a Canadian land, unknowing of our destination, careless of our fate-to emerge, bruised, tender, a little sad perhaps, but ultimately and joyously alive.

BearieG ,

Brain disease

I just listened to the episode of the mystery brain disease happening in NB. They all need to get properly tested for Lyme disease and co-infections. I would place money on that’s what they all have. Lyme is an endemic in Maine and Nova Scotia and It’s attached to NB. Armin labs or Igenex needs to be used. Canadian testing is grossly and criminally inaccurate.

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