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


Nov 19, 2019

This week, I’m talking to Mike Bajrami, a tech and audio agency owner living in the Los Angeles area. During our discussion, he shares his unique perspective on pain, serving others, and embracing interests. His health journey starts back in 2003, when he received a lower back injury while playing basketball. 

 

His lumbar area injury would eventually morph into a spine disc injury, damage to multiple vertebrae, a shifted pelvis, and debilitating pain. He has also dealt with leaky gut, food allergies, skin reactions, and more, all stemming from his initial injury.

But for Mike, one of the most difficult elements of this injury was the mental challenges he would face. Following his injury, Mike faced a deep depression, a “darkness,” as he put it. For three years, Mike struggled with both his injury and the effects it had on his spirit. 

As happens to many of us in this community, this period brought more than pain: it also brought Mike to his true passions. Working first as a freelance audio producer and then eventually within his own tech and media agency, which he and his partners have built from the ground up, Mike has been able to create a life that finally feels fulfilling. 

Mike is a beautiful example of the power that allowing ourselves time and patience to heal can have on our lives (and spirits), and I’m excited to share our chat with you!