This week on Sickboy Podcast: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor sit down with Cob and Maxine Saunders, to have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about how much of a pain in the ass Jeremie was as a kid! Not really, but sorta. Jeremies folks stop by to talk about their experience in rearing a child living with a fatal illness. We find out where Jeremie learned all those swear words. Cob makes some memorable (or embarrassing depending on who you ask) dad jokes. Maxine recalls how she was originally in denial about Jeremies diagnosis. For the first time in 28 years the family have an open conversation about the time Jeremie realized that CF was fatal and why Cob and Maxine didn’t tell him themselves. Buckle up!
This week on Sickboy Podcast: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and special guest Andrew Henderson have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma! Say that ten times fast! The boys and Andrew talk about everything from random grinder hook ups with three cute boys from Halifax, to having cameras shoved into your lungs, to seriously considering being embalmed in a champagne bottle!
This week on Sickboy Podcast: Part two of our conversation with Azura about her experience with Anorexia and Bulimia! She reflects on a surreal time in a now defunct therapy centre in the states and being confronted by her father in the middle of binging. Also, is it a good idea for a recovering anorexic to date a cook? How does an eating disorder affect your future health? How do you speak to a friend or a loved one who you think may be suffering from an eating disorder! Tune in to find out!
This week on Sickboy Podcast: The boys head to Toronto to hang out with the ever so lovely Azura in her beautiful home in The Junction! Azura shares her experience in dealing with Anorexia & Bulimia! The gang scarf down copious amounts of Chinese food and beer while talking about the ups and downs of eating disorders. This was a super special episode and was split into two parts! Enjoy part one!
This week on Sickboy Podcast: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and special guest Brandon Hollohan have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about Hepatitis C and the struggles of addiction! They talk about everything from urgent calls from the CDC, a VERY expensive drug that may or may not have been named after a mob boss and winning Set For Life!
This week on Sickboy Podcast: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and their buddy Andrew have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about a condition known as Phimosis! Brian worries about his the function of his penis, Taylor reminisces about being the odd man in the locker room, and Jeremie calls him mom.
This week on Sickboy Podcast: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and southern belle Deanne have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about Colon Cancer! They talk about everything from butt holes, to lube, to why Brian still lives with his mommy.
This week on Sickboy Podcast: Jeremie sits down with special guest Molly Maher to have a frank and offside conversation about breast cancer... that's right, it's just Jer this week - he's in Maui and true to Jeremie's inconsiderate nature, Brian and Taylor didn't get an invite! Learn more about the sorority of all cancers, hear Jeremie struggle with foreign recording gear, find out why Molly dressed up as a UTI and learn about her gig wig!
This week on Sickboy: Sickboy Podcast is dying with laughter. In our 10th episode we take a break from guests and regroup with a refreshing and often ridiculous conversation about mortality. Jeremie wants to kick it ASAP, Brian wants to live longer than that really pale, awkward vampire guy from Twilight, and Taylor just wants to sit on the fence and make up his mind later. Enjoy everybody.
This week on Sickboy: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and special guest Matt have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about PTSD! SPOILER ALERT: Jeremie learns that sandwich artists and pilots of underwater vessels have nothing in common.
This week on Sickboy: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and special guest Emily have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about experiencing episodes of psychosis! The gang delve into everything from living out a real life nightmare, to hallucinations, to barking at strangers on the street! Emily had us in stitches... and Jeremie can not stop talking about how "cool" she is.
This week on Sickboy: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and special guest Layton have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about what it's like knowing that death is literally at your doorstep. Layton is living with end stage melanoma and has several inoperable brain tumors to boot. Join the discussion as Layton reminisces about childhood shenanigans, self enduced coffee enema’s, and describes the beautiful legacy he is leaving behind for his two year old son Finn.
This week on Sickboy: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and special guest Stefan have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about what it's like to live with Cystic Fibrosis. If that's not enough they also dive into the fact that Stef had a quick little bout of testicular cancer! This is a very special episode! Mostly due to the fact that Jeremie and Stefan technically aren't allowed to be in the same room together! Join the conversation for a few laughs over ill advised drunken parties in Mexico, "cough cloud", CF related cross contamination, and a wasted Sick Kid's Wish.
This week on Sickboy: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and special guest Janice have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about what it's like to live with Plateau Iris Syndrome. They chat about everything from wizard eye doctors, having lasers shot into your eyes, how we’re all connected, and preparing oneself for imminent blindness. Janice was a riot. Don’t miss out on this one.
This week on Sickboy we sit down and talk to Nadine MacLellan about her experience living with Bipolar II. Betchya didn't know Bipolar had a sequel! Well of course you didn't know that, because it doesn't. Don't be silly. BUT did you know that there are two different types of Bipolar? I sure as heck didn't. There were a butt load of other things I didn't know about Bipolar until we recorded this incredible conversation with an equally as incredible individual.
This week on Sickboy: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor, and special guest Matt, have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about what it's like to live with Diabetes... What do the Super Bowl and Diabetes have in common? and how badly would diabetes get its ass kicked in a battle of the diseases? The answers to these questions and more on this weeks episode of Sickboy Podcast.
This week on Sickboy: Jeremie, Brian, Taylor and special guest Matthew Amyotte have a frank and sometimes offside conversation about what it's like to live with Brain Cancer. The boys chat about everything from facing your own mortality, to how chronic illness affects relationships, to the story behind a man's struggles with a life threatening diagnosis. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!
My name is Jeremie Saunders and I’m sick. How sick? Well, in the grand scheme of things pretty darn sick. I’ve got this asshole of a disease called Cystic Fibrosis. It’s a genetic Lung Disease that I am slowly dying from. Had it my whole life. So in other words I’m pretty used to having it by now. In fact I’m so used to having it that I often find myself making fun of the situation. I mostly joke about my unfortunate situation with my close friends… together we’re able to laugh about the absurdity that is Cystic Fibrosis.
Laughter. For me it’s an incredible therapy. I’m able to get two birds stoned at once with a good chuckle. 1) It's actually spectacular for my lungs and 2) I'm able to laugh in the face of death. Sure, the death isn’t really that imminent. Could be another 10 years before I go due to lung failure, but still, to be able to accept that fate and laugh about it while I’m still breathing is incredibly freeing.
So that’s me. I’m sick and I like to laugh. Put those two together and sometimes you get some really inappropriate humor that can leave some folks feeling pretty uncomfortable. BUT more often than not you get some inappropriate humour that let’s people give off a sigh of relief and washes away any of the discomfort/awkwardness that for some weird reason comes with the territory of talking to someone with an illness. It’s those moments that I strive for.
Enter Sickboy. A podcast where the sick talk about what it’s like to be sick... and laugh. Hosted by your resident Sickboy, ME! I am joined by two of my best friends, Taylor, and Brian! Are they sick? Nope! Well… Taylor has a serious issue with sweaty palms. But other than that they’re pretty damn healthy. With my illness, their curiosity and our overall sense of humour Sickboy Podcast makes for a pretty entertaining conversation to say the least. Each episode we will tackle a different disease and we’ll chat with a different guest who is living with that disease to get their take on day to day life, how they cope, and their overall experience being ill. I know. Sounds like a huge bummer. But trust me, It’s a fucking riot.
SO… I am extremely excited to announce that we will be launching the first episode of our podcast in mid/late September. So spread the word!! Follow us on twitter @sickboypodcast. Tell your friends, family, neighbors and strangers to check us out. In the meantime keep your eyes peeled for more blog posts leading up to the big day!