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This is Not What I Ordered: a podcast on full-hearted living with chronic illness + health challenges

May 19, 2020

We’ve had couples on the podcast, we’ve had reunions, we’ve had “quarantine chats.” This week, I’m bringing you a friendship “roundtable” with the lovely Sherry Espinoza and Melissa Platt. You may recognize those names because they’ve both been on the podcast before — but not like this.

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May 5, 2020

In this week’s episode of This is Not What I Ordered, I’m taking you along for a little reunion. I recently caught up with Erynn & Leo Newman, who are “frequent flyers” here on the podcast.

Leo, who was a guest way back in Episode 11, and his wife Erynn, were the first couple interviewed for the podcast in...


Apr 21, 2020

Today’s episode is a bit different than most of the ones you’ll hear on This is Not What I Ordered. Instead of an interview with a single guest or couple, I was able to connect with Lily Sloane and Latasha Doyle, two of the people on our podcast team.

In light of everything going on in the world, and with heightened...


Apr 7, 2020

Coming to terms with chronic illness is something we’re all trying to do. Kristina Sarkisova is on the podcast this week talking about her journey to acceptance, and what the process has looked (and felt) like. 

 

Her diagnosis of Lyme disease was a long time coming, and even now she’s not entirely sure it’s the...


Mar 24, 2020

This was such a special conversation with Ijmal Haider (of “Hidden Spoons” and the “Help Us” YouTube channel). Having lived with Ulcerative Colitis for several years and spearheading many events, projects, and organizations geared towards supporting people with chronic illness, he is the definition of an...