13 episodes

One couple's oddly funny relationship journey through breast cancer, and beyond! Join Stephanie and Collin as they walk through the timeline from diagnosis, to surgery, to "what the hell happens next?"They'll not only discuss the crap you have to deal with medically and emotionally, but talk about all the stuff they didn't know they'd have to think about and wish they had, reveal how they felt about it then and feel about it now, and parse out what they've learned or wish they had known before this "tumor train" got rolling. No topic is out of bounds, from crying in the shower to recovery sex-toys! If you need a friend who's been there but won't immediately say "Yeah, I've been there," then this is for you. Presented with no agenda, no healing crystals or aroma therapy to sell, just some good advice from people who know... or hope they do.

ChemoSkinny: The Podcast We Hope You Never Have To Listen To Stephanie Czajkowski & Collin Friesen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

One couple's oddly funny relationship journey through breast cancer, and beyond! Join Stephanie and Collin as they walk through the timeline from diagnosis, to surgery, to "what the hell happens next?"They'll not only discuss the crap you have to deal with medically and emotionally, but talk about all the stuff they didn't know they'd have to think about and wish they had, reveal how they felt about it then and feel about it now, and parse out what they've learned or wish they had known before this "tumor train" got rolling. No topic is out of bounds, from crying in the shower to recovery sex-toys! If you need a friend who's been there but won't immediately say "Yeah, I've been there," then this is for you. Presented with no agenda, no healing crystals or aroma therapy to sell, just some good advice from people who know... or hope they do.

    ChemoSkinny Episode 1: "Come in here and feel this!"

    ChemoSkinny Episode 1: "Come in here and feel this!"

    After learning how cancer often kills relationships, happy Hollywood couple Collin and Stephanie decided to throw open the doors of their post surgery marriage and talk about all the icky personal stuff no one warned them about when discussing the "C Word." With three cancer surgeries and no divorces under their belts, actress and fitness instructor Stephanie and her writer/director husband Collin have figured out some of the tricks to make things work from surgery to chemo and beyond. So feel free to jump in and listen to other people work out their issues for a while. ChemoSkinny, the one podcast you hope you never need to hear.    

    • 27 min
    ChemoSkinny Episode 2: "Living in a Real World Grey's Anatomy... for a day."

    ChemoSkinny Episode 2: "Living in a Real World Grey's Anatomy... for a day."

    Stephanie and Collin take you further into the "post-lump discovery" part of their story, talking  what to expect on hospital visits  including ones where all the Doctors look like they just walked off the set of a network TV medical series. 

    How it went down in the run-up to surgery.
    What kind of "feels" it gave them in the moment.  

    And  if they had a time machine, what advice would the give themselves before this phase of their cancer journey started?   

    • 28 min
    ChemoSkinny Episode 3: "No really, how're you doing?"

    ChemoSkinny Episode 3: "No really, how're you doing?"

    So when do you tell people you have cancer?  Or, do you even have to?  

    On this episode, we'll weigh the pros and cons of both approaches. (Pro for telling? Cancer presents! Con for letting people know? Having to answer the question posed in the episode title.)  


    There is no "right way" to do this one, but here's how Collin and Steph's version played out.  

    • 28 min
    ChemoSkinny Episode 4: "Is that a fake nipple in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

    ChemoSkinny Episode 4: "Is that a fake nipple in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

    The march to surgery day continues, but first there's a few stops to be made :
     
    DNA counseling, anyone? 
    How about a "What to Expect When You're Expecting a Double Mastectomy" seminar? 

    And don't forget post surgery bra shopping and getting your first look at the fake nipples you can buy.  

    It's all becoming more and more real as Collin and Steph prepare for the big day. 

    • 30 min
    ChemoSkinny Episode 5: "Why is there a dog in pre-op ward?"

    ChemoSkinny Episode 5: "Why is there a dog in pre-op ward?"

    We finally get to  surgery day  . Or as Steph  affectionately calls it  "DOUBLE D-DAY", and things don't go exactly as planned. 

    From a dog  in the pre-op ward,  to  someone forgetting to remove their underwear before the operation, Collin and Stephanie still manage to come out the other side. 

    • 33 min
    ChemoSkinny Episode 6: "Blood-bags, Pain Management, and Pooping."

    ChemoSkinny Episode 6: "Blood-bags, Pain Management, and Pooping."

    They've made it through surgery, so easy sailing from here on, right? Please?! Nope.  

    This is not even  the halfway point, as Collin and Stephanie have to deal with 
    convalescence, rehab and a bunch of stuff they maybe should have known but didn't.  

    Trigger Warning: This episode mentions blood and poop, probably more than it should, so... ya know. 

    • 28 min

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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