Hello everyone and welcome back to Hidden in Plain Sight. For those of you just joining me, my intent is for this to be a monthly column about the trials and tribulations of living life with invisible illnesses that (most) people don’t know about. To recap: Over the last twenty-eight years, I have had numerous major surgeries, and a handful of minor ones, in addition to dozens of other (often invasive) medical procedures. I’ve had organs removed and a metal plate and cage implanted in my neck. I have been formally diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Raynaud’s Syndrome, and Stage Four Endometriosis. I am not entirely closeted, as some people do know about my medical conditions, but for the most part I live my life in a state of semi-secret. I hope that what I write here will resonate with some of you who might be in a similar position, and let you know that you are not alone.
I had far too much fun interviewing best selling author and coach Jenny Eden (seriously buy her book The Body Image Blueprint). We talk parenting with chronic illness (she has Hashimotos and Alopecia areata). We talk anorexia and body image and raising daughters. We even talk zombies. I hope you enjoy and head over to Jenny’s coaching website Jenny Eden Coaching Until next week’s chronic illness podcast: Be Kind. Be Gentle. Be A Badass.