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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 • 463 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.

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    A Luddite's Guide to Conquering Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    A Luddite's Guide to Conquering Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    In the analog corners of Utah, Libby Slem navigates the digital age with a Luddite's charm and a warrior's grit, facing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This isn't your everyday pain; it's a journey through a rare nerve disease that transforms every facet of life, from motherhood's joys and trials to the heart's metallic beats, courtesy of an atrial septal defect. Libby's candid conversation unfolds the layers of CRPS, beyond the pain to the diagnosis stages, and the sheer impact on her personal and parenting life. With humor and gravity, she delves into the challenges of seeking support in a world barely scratching the surface of understanding chronic pain.

    Our recent chronic pain episode

    For more info on CRPS

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    From Chronic Fatigue to Chronic Optimism

    From Chronic Fatigue to Chronic Optimism

    Isobel's journey isn't just about battling Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); it's a deep dive into resilience and self-discovery amidst the challenges of chronic illness. Facing skepticism and navigating a world not built for her, she shares the highs and lows of her path to recovery. Isobel walks the fellas through her mission to challenge the status quo by using her TikTok as tool to spread awareness about accessibility (or lack thereof) in London. Isobel's story is a clarion call for awareness and understanding, proving that embracing one's identity can be the first step toward meaningful change.

    Be sure to follow Isobel on TikTok: @is0bellywelly

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    • 59 min
    Dump Truck Dysplasia: HPV In Your Butt

    Dump Truck Dysplasia: HPV In Your Butt

    Forget everything you thought you knew about the birds and the bees because this episode dives deep into the world less spoken of, yet equally vital: anal health. Dr. Gary Bucher, a pioneer in HIV medicine and an advocate for HPV-related disease awareness, illuminates the shadowy misconceptions surrounding HPV and its implications beyond the cervix. In this eye-opening episode, Dr. Bucher demystifies HPV's widespread impact, champions the life-saving power of High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA), and advocates for the critical need for HPV vaccinations. From dissecting the groundbreaking Anchor Study to debunking myths about anal cancer detection and prevention, this conversation is a beacon of enlightenment in the often-overlooked field of anal health.

    Mommy Has A Lump In Her Bum Episode

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Herniated Discs & Healing Arts

    Herniated Discs & Healing Arts

    Who knew that a backache could lead you on a journey through the depths of sorrow and the heights of artistic creation? Meet Rhonda, a spirited soul entangled in the web of chronic pain and depression due to a misdiagnosed herniated disc. But Rhonda's story isn't just one of suffering; it's a testament to the transformative power of art. In this episode, she unveils her "Deep Cuts" series, an artful exploration of human resilience amid trauma. With each stroke and collage, Rhonda navigates the tumultuous waters of grief, using her canvas as both a shield and a vessel. Her journey is not just about battling physical pain; it's about confronting the emotional storms and finding solace in creation.

    Links: Rhonda's art, Cuts and Paste Gallery, Rhonda's Instagram (@littlebitsofpaperbigart)

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Art of Digital Healing: Common Language

    The Art of Digital Healing: Common Language

    In a world where health meets digital narrative, Dr. Mike Lang and Kristy Wolfe turn the mic to the unsung heroes of healthcare: storytelling. This episode dives deep into the heart of healthcare, illuminated by the guiding lights of digital storytelling. Dr. Lang, a filmmaker and health researcher, along with digital storyteller and photographer Kristy Wolfe, unveil the transformative power of digital storytelling in the realm of health and wellness. Storytelling not only provides therapeutic relief but also fosters meaningful behavior change. From the intimate corridors of personal health journeys to the broader landscape of healthcare practices, the duo discusses the profound impact of digital narratives. This conversation is a testament to the belief that every patient, caregiver, and healthcare provider has a story worth telling—a story that can change minds, heal hearts, and bridge the gaps between us.

    Check out Common Language DST
    Watch Vittorio's Digital Story
    Find Kristy's work

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Beyond Shelter: The Future of Housing and Health

    Beyond Shelter: The Future of Housing and Health

    They say home is where the heart is, but what if too many hearts are left without a home? In a riveting dialogue with Zach Churchill, Opposition leader and MLA for Yarmouth, the boys dive deep into the complex world of homelessness and the urgent cry for affordable housing. As the fabric of Nova Scotia's societal needs unfolds, Churchill sheds light on the intricate dance between the high cost of living, the scarcity of government support, and the vital role of emergency shelters. This conversation doesn't just stay within the borders of Nova Scotia; it ripples out to challenge how we view the social determinants of health and the power of political will to foster change. Wrapping up the episode, the boys take a sharp turn, drawing on Robin Dunbar's eye-opening study from Oxford University. Boys night and brewski’s are not only for the boys, but it’s for your health! The fellas unpack the science behind laughter, endorphins, and the undeniable bond of friendship. It's clear that sometimes, the best medicine doesn't always come in a bottle, but sometimes it does. A bottle full of hops and bubbles. (But remember, sodie-pops are just as acceptable.) Whether it's a debate on affordable housing or the underestimated power of a pint with pals, this episode is an invitation to reconsider what truly makes a community thrive.

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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
463 Ratings

463 Ratings

Kentucky Girl35 ,

Wish

I live in America. I wish we had a podcast like this. If we do, I haven’t found it yet. I like how illness is brought to the forefront. Keep it up y’all!!!

NIKI HH ,

Best podcast

This podcast is so interesting and funny and the only thing that gets me through school😭

Sarah Sorbel ,

Science of Endometriosis episode

This episode is concerning, and I think the info she presented is outdated and sets the endo community back. Removing ovaries does not stop endo symptoms, menopause does not definitively end symptoms, prioritizing hormonal therapy over expert surgery (excision, not the standard laparoscopy) is dangerous and can cause the disease to progress and be harder and harder to treat. Excision surgery performed by an excision specialist needs to be the standard of care. Please consider to talking to one of the top experts that are pioneering treatment in this field such as Dr. David Redwine, Dr. Ken Sinervo, Dr. Andrew Cook, or Dr. Cameron Nezhat.

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