Ep 28: OCD, Anxiety, Tattoos, and Glitter, with Jason Webb

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(Replay) Standup comedian, writer, and producer Jason Webb joins us for a particularly fun episode. Get ready to pick up a southern accent, by the end of the podcast! Jason shares about the time he painted everything in his house white and his interesting relationship with his toys and his family. We talk about what it’s like to have older parents and what it’s like to spend a lot of time in funerals and hospitals as a child and the effect it might have on our relationship with death. Jason also talks about the interesting ways he uses anxiety as a motivator. We read several listener iTunes reviews of the podcast to wrap things up! Thank you all for the reviews, they mean so much to us and warm our hearts. Keep them coming! <3

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

Watch Jason lip-syncing and stepping out of his comfort zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQlGjbjRHsk

Watch Joleen’s Damn I’m A Ma’am Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7vzlMTHCn4

ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE:

Scientists call for a global ban on glitter: https://nypost.com/2017/11/29/environmental-scientists-call-glitter-a-global-hazard/

Unconscious patient’s ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo creates ethical dilemma for ER staff: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/patient-engagement/unconscious-patient-s-do-not-resuscitate-tattoo-creates-ethical-dilemma-for-er-staff.html

THE CHECK-IN: We welcome back Alex Stein to the podcast and get caught up on his therapy experience. Andy tells the story of seeing a stuffed animal unicorn abandoned on the highway and talks about anxieties surrounding driving. Joleen catches us up on her 30 day journey to “release pounds.”

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“That unicorn caused a ton of traffic.”

“If you guys want to bake me a gluten-free protein cake go ahead.”

“If I’m busy I don’t really think about anything, so I always try to stay busy.”

“So I threw the stop sign into the woods and my dad said to my sister, ‘Why’s that boy so stupid?'”

“I smoke until fear visits.”

“I find it helpful TO panic.”

 

LINKS:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

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

Follow Jason on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uhhhJasonWebb

Follow Jason on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uhhhjasonwebb/

Follow Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UhhhJasonWebb

Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

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Ep 52: Sobriety, Marijuana, Addiction, Family, The Eileen Lunzer Experience Part 2

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We’re recording again today from Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis with Joleen’s mom, Eileen Lunzer.  This episode Joleen and Eileen explore their relationship with each other, as well as their relationship with alcohol and addiction. They share stories and we ask questions and provide some insight into the journey to sobriety. We talk about the role alcohol plays in our lives and we talk about what defines an alcoholic. Eileen also talks about a new desire to try eating pot brownies and we talk about the slippery slope that marijuana can play in sobriety. We share some words of wisdom and we share our hope for a future where addiction isn’t stigmatized and is more understood.

THE CHECK IN: Andy and Joleen talk about their awesome week working at ACME Comedy Club in Minneapolis! We had so much fun and have met so many amazing people. If you are new to the podcast this week and saw us at Acme WELCOME! Be sure to join our facebook page and facebook group. You can join the private group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1540038079631032/

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Yeah, I love Taco Bell.”

“I tried edibles and it gave me anxiety and I didn’t have memories, so I don’t think you’re missing out on much.”

“Drinking gave me so much anxiety the next day! I was always wondering, what did I do? Who did I call? How did I get home?”

“From 90210: Give me your keys.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

LINKS:

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

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

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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

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Ep 51: Sobriety, Mental Health, Suicide, Faith, with Joleen’s mom, Eileen Lunzer

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We’re recording today from Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the one and only Eileen Lunzer! Eileen shares her path to sobriety and her mental health journey, as well as sharing her experiences being the mother to a child (Joleen) who was also dealing with addiction and depression. Eileen is open, honest and inspirational, as well as being a gosh darn delight! We may now know where Joleen gets her sense of humor from! We hope to have Eileen on again very soon, as this was such an important episode.

THE CHECK IN: Andy talks about presenting her first Marfan Webinar and Joleen talks about the huge loss her family has recently suffered and the unfortunate stigmas around addiction.

See Andy and Joleen at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis! June 26th-30th – Get your tickets here: https://acme-comedy-company-acme-comedy-company.seatengine.com/events/23538

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I was Dianna Ross, and the Supremes!”

“She acts like she’s shy, but she loves the spotlight!”

“I love believing in faith, the afterlife and just not judging others.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

LINKS:

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

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

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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

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Ep 19: Fame, Family, Mental Health, with Jay Washington

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(Replay) Jay Washington is a rising star in the comedy and acting world. He is beloved in the industry as a happy, funny, outgoing performer. On the surface, everything looks perfect, but we find out that things aren’t always what they seem. Jay shares the pressures he faces as a black man to appear strong for his friends, family, and kids. He talks about some of the darkest moments in his life and how he has battled with severe depression and anxiety, stemming from the death of his mother at a young age. He shares how seeing a therapist and getting a diagnosis has been helping to change his life.

Also in this episode, Joleen shares some updates on her search for a depression and anxiety medication that works for her brain chemistry and some of the misconceptions around medications. Andy shares her fears about memory loss.

If you are having thoughts of suicide and need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out and find help. For resources and contact information you can visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Memorable Moments:

“Do they have a Buzzfeed quiz, Are You Depressed?”

“How about in a perfect world, Tom Cruise doesn’t get to have an opinion about my life.”

“Who is this dude? I’m a regular black dude who just hangs around.”

“Everything I do, I do it for my kids.”

“Professionally I’m phenomenal. Personally, I’m a wreck.”

“I fought back tears like 4 times this episode!”

 

LINKS:

Do this research study and YOU earn $25 AND the podcast earns $25! Support our podcast here: impacthealth.io/dealwithit

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Jay Washington’s IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5013848/

Follow Jay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjaywashington/

Follow Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjaywashington

Jay’s Website: www.jaywashington.com

Listen to Jay’s Trusty Sidekick Podcast: http://www.trustysidekick.libsyn.com/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

Remember to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes!

Ep 18: Breast Cancer, Fertility, Chemotherapy, Friendship, with Sofiya Alexandra

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(Replay) Comedian and writer Sofiya Alexandra joins us to talk about her battle with breast cancer. Sofiya shares that there are so many misconceptions around breast cancer and chemotherapy, and so much that people just don’t know. We talk about the difficult diagnosis process, the BRCA genetic test, mammograms, ultrasounds, MRI’s and the importance of your family history. We talk about how birth control pills were feeding the tumor and the possible connection because of the tumors receptors and we talk about being an atypical patient. In the second part of this episode, we talk about the devastating complications chemotherapy can have on fertility and what Sofiya’s options were. Sofiya details the painful and difficult chemotherapy process and we talk about the effect cancer can have on relationships.

Do you have a friend or family member going through cancer and chemotherapy? Sofiya shares things that were very helpful for her recovery and tips and advice that might help others support their loved ones. Everybody is different, but this is what helped Sofiya.

Also in the episode. Andy updates us on lifestyle choices and how they have affected her health recently and Joleen shares her past and current experiences with studdering, including pronouncing her husband’s name incorrectly the first 6 months they dated.

October is breast cancer awareness month and we thank you for listening and sharing. We have a link below of the top breast cancer charities on Charity Navigator.

Memorable Moments:

“I have cysts too! This is going to be really fun.”

“You have really dense breasts. Oh my God, thank you so much!”

“The bigger your boobs are, the harder you fall.”

“I wish someone would have told me how alone I was going to feel.”

“I would have loved to have been prepared for the loss of friendships and relationships.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

LINKS:

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Sofiya’s website: http://www.sofiyaalexandra.com/

Follow Sofiya on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesofiya/

Follow Sofiya on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSofiya

The Surprise Comedy Show: https://www.facebook.com/SURPRISECOMEDY

Charity Navigator breast cancer charities with 4 stars: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?keyword_list=breast+cancer&bay=search.results&ratingstatus=rated&overallrtg=4

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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

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Ep 28: OCD, Anxiety, Tattoos, and Glitter, with Jason Webb

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Standup comedian, writer, and producer Jason Webb joins us for a particularly fun episode. Get ready to pick up a southern accent, by the end of the podcast! Jason shares about the time he painted everything in his house white and his interesting relationship with his toys and his family. We talk about what it’s like to have older parents and what it’s like to spend a lot of time in funerals and hospitals as a child and the effect it might have on our relationship with death. Jason also talks about the interesting ways he uses anxiety as a motivator. We read several listener iTunes reviews of the podcast to wrap things up! Thank you all for the reviews, they mean so much to us and warm our hearts. Keep them coming! <3

Watch Jason lip-syncing and stepping out of his comfort zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQlGjbjRHsk

Watch Joleen’s Damn I’m A Ma’am Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7vzlMTHCn4

ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE:

Scientists call for a global ban on glitter: https://nypost.com/2017/11/29/environmental-scientists-call-glitter-a-global-hazard/

Unconscious patient’s ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo creates ethical dilemma for ER staff: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/patient-engagement/unconscious-patient-s-do-not-resuscitate-tattoo-creates-ethical-dilemma-for-er-staff.html

THE CHECK-IN: We welcome back Alex Stein to the podcast and get caught up on his therapy experience. Andy tells the story of seeing a stuffed animal unicorn abandoned on the highway and talks about anxieties surrounding driving. Joleen catches us up on her 30 day journey to “release pounds.”

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“That unicorn caused a ton of traffic.”

“If you guys want to bake me a gluten-free protein cake go ahead.”

“If I’m busy I don’t really think about anything, so I always try to stay busy.”

“So I threw the stop sign into the woods and my dad said to my sister, ‘Why’s that boy so stupid?'”

“I smoke until fear visits.”

“I find it helpful TO panic.”

 

LINKS:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

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

Follow Jason on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uhhhJasonWebb

Follow Jason on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uhhhjasonwebb/

Follow Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UhhhJasonWebb

Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

Remember to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/deal-with-it/id1244513630?mt=2

Ep. 22: Diagnosis Adventures, Stigmas Around Weight, Patient Advocacy, With Sam Varela

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We sit down this week with the wonderful Sam Varela. She is a podcast nerd and accomplished comedy producer and our first fan girl guest! We dive into Sam’s medical “adventure” that has spanned her entire life. We talk about the difficult diagnosis and discovery process and how many appointments feel like starting all over again. We talk the burden and cost of being diagnosed with sleep apnea as well as dealing with feeling fatigued and tired throughout the day and trying to find a solution. Sam also shares how being overweight affects the way doctors treat you and diagnose you and the horrible scare tactics that are used. We talk the stigmas and misconceptions surrounding weight gain and the importance of advocating for ourselves.

We also talk the pains of migraines and Andy shares what it was like to have migraines as a child on Halloween and how it was so bad she wasn’t able to go trick-or-treating. Joleen talks about how being bullied ultimately lead to her developing her sense of humor and her decision to have plastic surgery.

Here’s the photo we mentioned in the podcast:

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

“I’m not very good at… falling.”

“It’s like they’re trying to sell you a Sleep Apnea timeshare.”

“You have to figure out when to stand up for yourself and when to listen.”

“For the record, I do not have diabetes. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to tell the doctors that I don’t have diabetes. I don’t have diabetes!”

“I get jealous when I see the Kardashians go to their doctor appointments.”

“It’s privilege to have a diagnosis.”

 

LINKS:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

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

Check out Sam’s website: www.nakedcomedy.org

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NakedComedy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCProduction/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nakedcomedy/

Check Out the Shows Sam Produces in LA:

The Business at Little Joy, Mondays at 9pm: https://www.facebook.com/TheBusinessLA/

The Neil Hamburger Show: https://www.facebook.com/neilhamburger/

My Diary at UCB: https://www.facebook.com/mydiaryshowLA/

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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

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Ep 20: Me Too, with Andy, Joleen, and Alex

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We decided to take some time from our regularly scheduled episodes to record a podcast discussing the current sexual harassment and women’s rights movement, in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Women are sharing their stories and we have been horrified, inspired and moved. Joleen and Andy share some experiences with sexism and sexual harassment and we discuss our fears as well as our hopes for the future.

We are listening. We are ready for change and we are ready for a world where everyone feels safe in their workplace and in their communities.

Andy and Joleen also chat with Alex and we get caught up on what’s new in our lives as well.

We love you all very much and are thankful for your support and we thank you for listening!

 

LINKS:

Do this research study and YOU earn $25 AND the podcast earns $25! Support our podcast here: impacthealth.io/dealwithit

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

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Ep 19: Fame, Family, Mental Health, with Jay Washington

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Jay Washington is a rising star in the comedy and acting world. He is beloved in the industry as a happy, funny, outgoing performer. On the surface, everything looks perfect, but we find out that things aren’t always what they seem. Jay shares the pressures he faces as a black man to appear strong for his friends, family, and kids. He talks about some of the darkest moments in his life and how he has battled with severe depression and anxiety, stemming from the death of his mother at a young age. He shares how seeing a therapist and getting a diagnosis has been helping to change his life.

Also in this episode, Joleen shares some updates on her search for a depression and anxiety medication that works for her brain chemistry and some of the misconceptions around medications. Andy shares her fears about memory loss.

If you are having thoughts of suicide and need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out and find help. For resources and contact information you can visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Memorable Moments:

“Do they have a Buzzfeed quiz, Are You Depressed?”

“How about in a perfect world, Tom Cruise doesn’t get to have an opinion about my life.”

“Who is this dude? I’m a regular black dude who just hangs around.”

“Everything I do, I do it for my kids.”

“Professionally I’m phenomenal. Personally, I’m a wreck.”

“I fought back tears like 4 times this episode!”

 

LINKS:

Do this research study and YOU earn $25 AND the podcast earns $25! Support our podcast here: impacthealth.io/dealwithit

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Jay Washington’s IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5013848/

Follow Jay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjaywashington/

Follow Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjaywashington

Jay’s Website: www.jaywashington.com

Listen to Jay’s Trusty Sidekick Podcast: http://www.trustysidekick.libsyn.com/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.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

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
Follow us on Instagram @dealwithitpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/dealwithitpodcast/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dealwithitpodcast/

Remember to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes!

Ep 18: Breast Cancer, Fertility, Chemotherapy, Friendship, with Sofiya Alexandra

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Comedian and writer Sofiya Alexandra joins us to talk about her battle with breast cancer. Sofiya shares that there are so many misconceptions around breast cancer and chemotherapy, and so much that people just don’t know. We talk about the difficult diagnosis process, the BRCA genetic test, mammograms, ultrasounds, MRI’s and the importance of your family history. We talk about how birth control pills were feeding the tumor and the possible connection because of the tumors receptors and we talk about being an atypical patient. In the second part of this episode, we talk about the devastating complications chemotherapy can have on fertility and what Sofiya’s options were. Sofiya details the painful and difficult chemotherapy process and we talk about the effect cancer can have on relationships.

Do you have a friend or family member going through cancer and chemotherapy? Sofiya shares things that were very helpful for her recovery and tips and advice that might help others support their loved ones. Everybody is different, but this is what helped Sofiya.

Also in the episode. Andy updates us on lifestyle choices and how they have affected her health recently and Joleen shares her past and current experiences with studdering, including pronouncing her husband’s name incorrectly the first 6 months they dated.

October is breast cancer awareness month and we thank you for listening and sharing. We have a link below of the top breast cancer charities on Charity Navigator.

 

Memorable Moments:

“I have cysts too! This is going to be really fun.”

“You have really dense breasts. Oh my God, thank you so much!”

“The bigger your boobs are, the harder you fall.”

“I wish someone would have told me how alone I was going to feel.”

“I would have loved to have been prepared for the loss of friendships and relationships.”

 

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