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.
You Have A Very Supple Anus: Chronic Prostatitis
Kyle is a headbanger with a headache in his pelvis. This week the fellas explore the mysterious illness that has plagued Kyle ever since he got slammed in a 'wall of death' at a metal show. From colonoscopies to prostate screenings, the medical community were scratching their heads with this one, until eventually Kyle was given the diagnosis of Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis.
The Downside of Injecting Magic Mushrooms and 'The Big 3': Feel Good Friday
This week we cover a horrifyingly unfortunate story out of the U.S. about a gentleman who made the ultimate wrong decision when it comes to administering psychedelics. Hot tip: don't inject mushrooms into your bloodstream unless you want to live in a real life body horror film. Then the gang speaks with Dr. Madhukar Pai about the big three: AIDS, malaria and TB. Three major pandemic/epidemics that have fallen by the wayside in the wake of COVID-19. Real talk Friday.
A Freak Accident: 3rd Degree Burns
Every so often on Sickboy we hear stories that leave our jaws plopped right down on the floor. This is one of those stories. Not just because Samuel is such a fantastic story teller, but also because what he experienced is like something out of an HBO thriller! Although his experience left him with massive third degree burns and he has had countless surgeries over the years, Samuel doesn't let his accident get in the way of living the absolute best life possible. He's an incredibly thoughtful, charming and fun guest and we are beyond stoked about this week's episode.
Queering Cancer: Feel Good Friday
This week things get very VERY interesting. The gang put a call out to all doctors (smart person & medical alike) to help with a titillating quandary that came in through the Turn Me On podcast about a listener who has some sort of link between ear stimulation and orgasms. Send us a letter if you know what the heck is going on here? Then we chat about the latest in vaccine news! The fellas then sit down and have a lovely conversation with Dr. Evan Taylor, who is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work & Human Services at the University of the Fraser Valley and holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia’s Department of Language and Literacy Education. They dive into the gaps in cancer care for the LGBTQ2+ community and explore all of the wonderful resources over at Queering Cancer!
The Boobie Queen: Li-Fraumeni syndrome and Breast Cancer
Whitney has always been known as "The Boobie Queen". The nickname took on a whole new meaning after being diagnosed with stage three cancer at the age of 30! Join the gang for a wonderful conversation about perseverance all the while exploring Li-Fraumeni syndrome — an inherited familial predisposition to a wide range of certain, often rare, cancers. Whitney the Boobie Queen is a positive ray of light who has no problem bringing levity to a harsh diagnosis and is an inspiration to young adult cancer survivors everywhere!
Big FGF Energy For 2021 w/ Dr. Jody Carrington
2021 is off to a great start — Caillou is cancelled! Parents and children rejoice! The gang then talks about the horrifying new symptom that many long haul COVID patients are facing called "Parosmia". Would you rather smell farts for life? Or fish? Lauren is ready to train her nose for her inevitable eternity in the fiery pits of hell. Then the gang talks to one of our favourite guests from 2020, Dr. Jody Carrington! We talk about how entering the new year is a large feat and we need to bring that pos energy with us if we want to make the most of it! Happy new year folks! We love each and every one of you.