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Living with chronic illness completely changes your life but nobody talks about it. It's so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling but I am here to tell you that you are not alone! As a therapist living with three autoimmune conditions, I know exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and I am here to share how I learned to cope with many changes chronic illness brings and all those other things your Doctor didn't warn you about. Let's talk about real life with chronic illness.

Emotional Autoimmunity Podcast: Real life with Chronic Illnes‪s‬ Kerry Jeffery

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Living with chronic illness completely changes your life but nobody talks about it. It's so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling but I am here to tell you that you are not alone! As a therapist living with three autoimmune conditions, I know exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and I am here to share how I learned to cope with many changes chronic illness brings and all those other things your Doctor didn't warn you about. Let's talk about real life with chronic illness.

    All about Medical Gaslighting and how to deal with it.

    All about Medical Gaslighting and how to deal with it.

    If you live with chronic illness, then you have probably experienced some form of Medical Gaslighting.  In fact, having an experience of Medical Gaslighting seems to be the rule rather than the exception.Gaslighting in any setting is a form of emotional...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Recovery and my new life with Type 1 Diabetes.

    Recovery and my new life with Type 1 Diabetes.

    So there I was, home from my second hospitalisation with Diabetic Ketoacidosis, physically frail, very underweight and emotionally traumatised. I had my diagnosis of LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) and was left to sort out my new life as an...

    • 50 min
    Hospitalisation and getting my new diagnosis.

    Hospitalisation and getting my new diagnosis.

    After several months of worsening health, extreme weight loss and becoming physically unable to care for myself, I was admitted to hospital and spent 5 days in intensive care where I came close to dying.I emerged a week later with a new diagnosis of...

    • 46 min
    How to change how you feel about chronic illness.

    How to change how you feel about chronic illness.

    We all know that acceptance is key to living your best life with chronic illness. But how can you accept something that has so dramatically changed your life and taken so much from you?In this episode, I share with you a very special mind shift...

    • 42 min
    Season 2 Episode 6: Why it's ok to stop.

    Season 2 Episode 6: Why it's ok to stop.

    On one level, we know that chronic illness is life changing and that it has a huge impact on us physically, emotionally and mentally. But when it comes down to actually acknowledging that fact in the choices we make or don't make, we can so often expect...

    • 38 min
    S2 Episode 5: Trauma and chronic illness.

    S2 Episode 5: Trauma and chronic illness.

    There is a lot of research including the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) studies, that show a strong correlation between experiencing trauma in childhood and going on to develop chronic autoimmune disease in later life. But what other types of...

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

MagggieM ,

Thank you !!!

It’s so refreshing to hear someone speak from experience with auto immune disorder rather than someone on the outside looking in to try to help. I have struggled with multiple autoimmune disorders since my 2014 diagnosis. This year alone I’ve had 3 knee surgeries and liver failure to the point of being hospitalized for more than 3 months. It’s a lot physically, emotionally and mentally. I happy to have found this podcast and really know that I am not alone. While learning to walk again this will be good to listen to as my whole world seems turned upside down but I am not the only one. Thank you for the transparency and honesty of this podcast.

KWilson_FitFizz ,

Kerry brings so much hope!

Kerry just gets it, and she’s able to help articulate things that many of us had not found the words for! I struggled through most of 2017-2018 with unexplained autoimmune issues that were pushed off the edge due to job loss. I was lost and angry for so long when doctors told me (like countless others) that I was “Normal” or “just depressed”.

Luckily I found my way through self-treatment thanks to my nutrition certification, and I found this podcast right starting somewhat feel like myself again but I was about to make a scary decision — to perform with my former dance team of the NBA Chicago Bulls for a reunion performance or not. My heart wanted to! But my brain knew I was still recovering. (And still jobless!) I was no longer used to that level of activity. But listening to Kerry’s podcast is part of what helped me be brave enough to go for it!! It was exhausting but I’m so glad I didn’t miss out. ❤️ Simply hearing voices that validated all that I had gone through in dealing with Hashimoto’s completely alone was the confidence I needed to dip my toe into the water of finding my former, dancing, powerlifting self again. I don’t even know how to say thank you enough for all the goodness you put out into the world. I’ve shared your podcast with many and will continue to do so. You’re priceless!! Thank you. ❤️

gdgfvnjgdd ,

Great podcast for people with autoimmune

I really enjoy listening to these podcasts. Kerry is very knowledgeable and helpful. She shares her own experiences of dealing with autoimmune disease/disorder.

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