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.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly Mack has been living with rheumatoid arthritis since the age of 2, but she hasn’t let it slow her down. She shares about life in her “hot rod” wheelchair, coping with treatment challenges and insensitivities, and how she keeps her positivity throughout it all.
Toby Smithson lives with diabetes and helps others with diabetes through her work as a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator. In addition to sharing her personal story, she talks about ways to make diabetes management easier.
Hear from six Health Union contributors — Jed Finley, Jaime Holland, Hess Polanco, Kerrie Smyres, Simon Lord, and Kelly Mack — on how a chronic condition or a life-changing diagnosis has impacted their work.
Hess Polanco shares how IBS affects him on a daily basis, how (and why) he stopped apologizing for his IBS, and why it’s important to talk about the condition to break down the stigma.
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.
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 this 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.