Living With Endometriosis: Fela D

Fela Dunfee from Endometriosis.net talks about life with endometriosis, chronic pain, and talking with others about your condition, including talking to your partner about how your sex life is impacted.

Living With Asthma: John B

John Bottrell has been living with asthma all his life. He shares about his experiences of avoiding triggers, how asthma has impacted his life and career, and the importance of finding a community of others with asthma.

Living With Advanced Breast Cancer: Abigail J

After receiving a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer at the age of 38, Abigail Johnston has drastically changed her life to maximize her time with her family, optimize her health and well-being, and use her experience as a lawyer and advocate to help others with MBC and other Stage IV cancers. Listen to her podcast interview on Living With to learn how she faces incredible health challenges with grace and determination.

Living With is a podcast by Health Union hosted by Emily Downward that explores what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. Contributors to Health Union communities share how they cope with trying symptoms and treatments, as well as how their daily lives are impacted by their health conditions. Their courage and resilience are inspiring, offering wisdom that transcends dealing with health issues and gives insight on how best to deal with any kind of challenge.

You can subscribe to Living With through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Blubrry, or on Spotify.

Living With Ankylosing Spondylitis: Jed F

Jed Finley is a special education teacher and has been living with ankylosing spondylitis since the age of 12. He shares what his life is like with AS and how he’s found purpose through his condition.

Living With RA: Kelly M

If you were to pass Kelly Mack on the street, you might not notice her – as she has said, she often struggles with being “seemingly invisible.” Kelly is a petite woman who zooms around on what she describes as a “hot-rod” wheelchair. And while that might be what you see, or choose not to see, she is so much more than just a person with a disability. It’s worth taking the time to get to know Kelly, as her relentless positivity and optimism while coping with a life-long chronic and painful condition are inspiring.

Living With is a podcast by Health Union that explores what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. Contributors to Health Union communities share how they cope with trying symptoms and treatments, as well as how their daily lives are impacted by their health conditions. Their courage and resilience offer wisdom that transcends dealing with health issues and gives insight on how best to deal with any kind of challenge.

You can subscribe to Living With through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Blubrry, or on Spotify.

Living With Diabetes: Toby S

Toby Smithson personally lives with diabetes and helps others with diabetes through her work as a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, as well as her contributions to Type2Diabetes.com. In addition to sharing her personal story, she talks about ways to make diabetes management easier in this podcast interview.

Living With is a podcast by Health Union that explores what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. Contributors to Health Union communities share how they cope with trying symptoms and treatments, as well as how their daily lives are impacted by their health conditions. Their courage and resilience are inspiring, offering wisdom that transcends dealing with health issues and gives insight on how best to deal with any kind of challenge.

You can subscribe to Living With through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Blubrry, or on Spotify.

Living With & Working

When you live with a chronic condition, it can affect every area of your life, including your work. Hear from six Health Union contributors —  Jed Finley (AnkylosingSpondylitis.net), Jaime Holland (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net and PlaquePsoriasis.com), Hess Polanco (IrritableBowelSyndrome.net), Kerrie Smyres (Migraine.com), Simon Lord (ProstateCancer.net), and Kelly Mack (RheumatoidArthritis.net) — on how a chronic condition or a life-changing diagnosis has impacted their work.

Living With is a podcast by Health Union that explores what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. Contributors to Health Union communities share how they cope with trying symptoms and treatments, as well as how their daily lives are impacted by their health conditions. Their courage and resilience are inspiring, offering wisdom that transcends dealing with health issues and gives insight on how best to deal with any kind of challenge.

You can subscribe to Living With through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Blubrry, or on Spotify.

Living With IBS: Hess P

Hess Polanco is one of Health Union’s contributors to  IrritableBowelSyndrome.net. In this podcast interview, he talks about the stigma of IBS, why it’s important to speak about the condition, as well as how IBS affects him on a daily basis.

Living With is a podcast by Health Union that explores what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. Contributors to Health Union communities share how they cope with trying symptoms and treatments, as well as how their daily lives are impacted by their health conditions. Their courage and resilience are inspiring, offering wisdom that transcends dealing with health issues and gives insight on how best to deal with any kind of challenge.

You can subscribe to Living With through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Blubrry, or on Spotify.

Living With Prostate Cancer: Simon L

Simon Lord was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 50. Fortunately, it was found at an early stage and successfully treated. His experience with prostate cancer inspired him to make changes in his career, and his approach offers inspiration to others facing a difficult diagnosis.

Living With is a podcast by Health Union that explores what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. Contributors to Health Union communities share how they cope with trying symptoms and treatments, as well as how their daily lives are impacted by their health conditions. Their courage and resilience are inspiring, offering wisdom that transcends dealing with health issues and gives insight on how best to deal with any kind of challenge.

You can subscribe to Living With through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Blubrry, or on Spotify.

Living With Multiple Myeloma: Cindy C

Cindy Chmielewski has been living with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, since 2008. She goes by the handle “Myeloma Teacher” online, sharing information about the disease, research updates, and resources for people with myeloma. In our podcast interview, she spoke about her path to diagnosis, the value of being an empowered patient, and how she continues to live life at the edge of her comfort zone.

Living With is a podcast by Health Union that explores what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. Contributors to Health Union communities share how they cope with trying symptoms and treatments, as well as how their daily lives are impacted by their health conditions. Their courage and resilience are inspiring, offering wisdom that transcends dealing with health issues and gives insight on how best to deal with any kind of challenge.

You can subscribe to Living With through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Blubrry, or on Spotify.