42 episodes

In the chronic disease arena, most everyone is more than willing to share their story for their own benefit and that of others. At the core of each story is the diagnosis. Everyone has a story to tell, and every storyteller needs an audience. We invite you to join us for the Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Journey podcast and listen to these unique stories. There's much to learn from each other by listening to these stories of diagnosis. By sharing their experiences with others, the MS Diagnosis journey podcast will serve as a vehicle for healing and empowerment for the storyteller. Support of this project is made possible through the generosity of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

MS Diagnosis Journey Laura Kolaczkowski

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

In the chronic disease arena, most everyone is more than willing to share their story for their own benefit and that of others. At the core of each story is the diagnosis. Everyone has a story to tell, and every storyteller needs an audience. We invite you to join us for the Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Journey podcast and listen to these unique stories. There's much to learn from each other by listening to these stories of diagnosis. By sharing their experiences with others, the MS Diagnosis journey podcast will serve as a vehicle for healing and empowerment for the storyteller. Support of this project is made possible through the generosity of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

    Series Wrap-Up

    Series Wrap-Up

    For the final episode of the MS Diagnosis Journey podcast, regular host Laura Kolaczkowski and editor Steve Woodward reflect on the stories that they've heard throughout the series.In this chat, Laura and Steve look back on what they found most interesting in previous interviews. Mostly what they take away from the series is the generosity with which guests have shared their own personal stories.Thank you to them and to everyone who has listened to and shared the MS Diagnosis Journey podcast....

    • 18 min
    Laura Kolaczkowski: "Don't Make It A Solo Act"

    Laura Kolaczkowski: "Don't Make It A Solo Act"

    In a change to our regular broadcasting, this time around it's regular host Laura Kolaczkowski's turn to share her journey to a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.Despite having a family member with MS, Laura never thought that it was in her future, pushing past a number of symptoms that seem obvious in retrospect.In this interview, Laura relates her initial symptoms and talks about how it was her mother who persuaded her to follow them up. She also talks about the dramatic event which started her ...

    • 16 min
    Damian Washington and Trusting Your Gut

    Damian Washington and Trusting Your Gut

    Damian Washington is a self-proclaimed high-energy dude. So it's easy to see why, when his enthusiasm started to dip on set, he and his wife knew something was wrong. It was so out of character that Damian refers to it as losing his essence of self.As a black man, Damian speaks about the lack of representation he noticed at the time of diagnosis, something that he continues to combat in his advocacy work.In this interview, Damian talks about his first symptoms, the number of 'ologists' that h...

    • 16 min
    Dr. Susan Payrovi and the Lessons that MS Can Teach Us

    Dr. Susan Payrovi and the Lessons that MS Can Teach Us

    As a physician and a patient living with Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Susan Payrovi has a unique perspective on managing the condition. But even she dismissed her own initial symptoms, putting them down to exhaustion and tendonitis.In this conversation, Dr. Payrovi recounts seeing four separate neurologists before a friend (who was a plastic surgeon) put a name to her symptoms. She also gives some great tips for keeping records of any unusual sensations. Through the use of self-care and lifes...

    • 12 min
    Cassie Martin on Trying to Find The Right Words

    Cassie Martin on Trying to Find The Right Words

    When Cassie Martin noticed sensations of tingling and numbness, she initially put it down to being in Wisconsin in the fall. But a feeling like a buzzer, running from her head to her feet, eventually led Cassie to Doctor Google who told her all about Lhermitte’s Sign, a possible symptom of Multiple Sclerosis.In this interview, Cassie says that her diagnosis came about fairly quickly. But this was only because she took her initial symptoms to her primary care physician (PCP) as soon as possibl...

    • 12 min
    Linda Kanner: "This Is A Sneaky Disease"

    Linda Kanner: "This Is A Sneaky Disease"

    Linda Kanner was diagnosed with MS in 2007. She had an awareness of the disease through an Uncle, but her official diagnosis still took twenty years after first presenting symptoms to a medical professional. Shortly after this, Linda became a member of the board of The Accelerated Cure Project for MS. She also now serves on the iConquerMS Governing Board.In this interview, Linda recounts her first symptoms and how, despite MS being the "definitive sickness" in her family, it still took h...

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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Best Podcast

This has been the very podcast that I have listened to. It was great listening to others who experienced MS & how we each were diagnosed. It has been very enlightening & as a person I felt less alone.

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