Ep 4: Gastroparesis, Life, Death, Love, Pain, With Katie Lasky

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We dive into the pros and cons of working from home with chronic pain and mental illness. Joleen goes to the vet and Andy wonders, can cats be doctors? The wonderful Katie Lasky joins us and she and Andy share how they met and how their friendship came at just the right time. We discuss the insensitive things people say about suicide and the complex emotions surrounding depression and suicide and the pain of perfectionism. Andy and Katie open up about life and pain after loss. Andy lost her father soon after Katie lost her partner. Katie shares her diagnosis story about the rare and painful disorder called Gastroparesis. She discusses the medical mistake that changed Katie’s life forever and resulted in being wrongfully imprisoned and mistreated in a child development unit. We left with wanting to know more! But due to time constraints and parking in LA, we will need to continue with a part 2 in the near future so stay tuned!

If you have questions for Katie you can contact her here: katielasky.com

And we leave you with an inspirational quote that has a lot of meaning for Katie: “When you feel like you’re at the end of your rope. Tie a knot and hold on.”

 

LINKS:

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are surprising things people have said to you? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Katie’s life coaching website: www.livevibelife.com

Suicide prevention walk: www.theovernight.org/

Gastroparesis info: www.aboutgastroparesis.org

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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