Mylene is like a real life stretch armstrong! Although this may sound like a super power, it most certainly is not. Loose joints may help with flexibility but this is just a small part of life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. From chronic pain, to insomnia, to jacked up adrenalin levels, the fellas and Mylene dive in deep into life with EDS!
Meet Laura! A part time mad food scientist, story telling, should be rapper living in New York. She lives with a rare genetic skin disorder called genetic skin disorder. Sure her skin is flakey and dry but it goes SO much deeper than just that. Horribly painful, constantly sloughing off, hours upon hours of daily maintenance. This week Laura leads the fellas through the meaning of Spoon Theory, stories of a painful childhood into adulthood, the difference between pain tolerance and threshold and much much more.
Alexis was born missing a large portion of her left arm. This didn't stop her from following her dreams of having her own successful YouTube cooking show. Nor did it stop her from doing anything she damn well pleases! Live from SAIT the fellas and Alexis have a giggle filled conversation about disability, naming your limbs, the benefit of having a stump for a kitchen tool, sex, stump biting and more.
Sh*t happens. And so does menopause! This week the fellas tap back into their female anatomy knowledge with the help of Shirley Weir, the founder of the online community Menopause Chicks. Her goal? Empowering women to navigate perimenopause and menopause with confidence and ease! Did you know that menopause isn’t just for old ladies? Did you know that the ovaries are different than the eggs? Of course you do. You’re not some dodo like Jer-Bear.
How does one live while born with huge hole in their infant heart? When your heart fails how do you survive?! Medical advancements have come a long ass way! The fellas sit down this week with Callie, a west coast gal who has had countless surgeries to fix a broken heart. Not through love loss, just through a congenital heart defect.