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The Spoonie Struggle

Sep 29, 2021

Episode 37: Treatment and Management of Ehlers Danlos With Guest Dr. Alissa Zingman

In this episode, Dr. Alissa Zingman discusses management and treatment of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Dr. Zingman started to have symptoms of EDS in elementary school, with stomach aches and heel pain. She was very athletic and danced, but...


Sep 22, 2021

Episode 36: Kim "Kid" Curry's Story of Living With Multiple Sclerosis

In this episode, Kim "Kid" Curry discusses his experience with Multiple Sclerosis. Early on in his career, he started feeling stinging sensations in his legs, but he wrote it off as possibly being bitten by fire ants. Later, his eyes were an issue, he...


Sep 15, 2021

Episode 35: Boronia Fallshaw's Story of Living With Vulvodynia

In this episode, Boronia Fallshaw discusses her experience with vulvodynia. Beginning with her first experience with intercourse at age 18, Boronia began to experience vulvodynia. In this condition, every time a person has sex, it feels like they have razor...


Sep 8, 2021

Episode 34: Health Coaching For Teens With Guest Denise Archilla, MSW

In this episode, guest Denise Archilla discusses chronic illness coaching! Some struggles young folks with chronic illnesses face include unpredictability of age during a time of transition, trying to blend in with peers, social media, people being...


Sep 1, 2021

Episode 33: Paul Forchione's Story of Living With Cerebral Palsy

In this episode, Paul Forchione shares his story of living with Cerebral Palsy. He was diagbnosed with CP at 2-3 months old. The CP affects mostly his right side. He started physical therapy on a daily basis, which allowed him to learn to walk. Surgery on...