Have you ever thought about what palliative healthcare or end of life care looks like for someone who is homeless? This is Dr. Dosani's life's work. Naheed Dosani is a palliative care physician and the lead behind Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH). The Toronto based physician sits down with the fellas to share some hella important stories. Destigmatizing stereotypes that are very real within the medical community. The importance and beauty of relationship-centred care. Perspective on what dying on the street is can be like for some. This episode is essential. What is a life worth? Listen with your ears and hearts wide open.
Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. Clearly a mouthful for Jeremie. This week we sit down in front of a full house at the Dalhousie Medical School to hear all about Bridgett's experience with her struggles with her own mental health. Derealization and Depersonalization sound way worser than a bad trip in the woods. Always planning for the best exit on the highway sounds maddening. Flying?! Out of the picture - unless it's a seat at the back, a Boeing 737 or Airbus 320 and include a full bar of Xanax. But on the bright side, meditation has been a game-changer.
Ischemic Stroke folks. Say it all together now - ISCHEMIC. This week Sarah Jane tells us all about her brain blood clot that caused her to have a full-blown stroke. What does one do to fix this? Welp... the docs removed a flap out of her skull, stuck it in a freezer and proceeded to tinker on her thinker. After an extended period of time in a Coma, Sarah Jane woke and had a long rough road to recovery. TO top it all off, we might as well throw in a healthy dose of Ulcerative Colitis! With a new sexy raspy voice and a new lease on life this charming Newfoundlander is living her best life and brings the laughs in Sickboy's very first House Show on the road!
Jeremie is finally out of the hospital and gives us a full recap of how his lungs decided to crap out on him while on a small vacation down in Boston. From terrifying his young nurse to full-on anxiety attacks to the nasty sounds of Picc lines there are tons of things to dig into. Then the fellas have a very real and very important conversation with Kim Steele -director of government and community relations from CF Canada - about Trikafta, a new disease-modifying therapy that treats the most common CF genetic mutation. This life-changing med exists, but to get it in the hands of Canadians who need it is a challenge, to say the least.
Ever heard of Lipodystrophy? If the answer is no, we aren't surprised. It is a VERY rare disorder. Lipodystrophy refers to a medical problem where there is an abnormal distribution of fat in the body. Doesn't sound like a huge deal, but trust, it's no walk in the park. As our guest this week, Sonia, puts it "You're about to open pandora's box". We learn how this bizarre disorder comes with a ton of comorbidities - liver failure, heart failure and beyond. A disorder so intense that it took both Sonia's mother and sister's life. Sonia is still kicking though and killing it!