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Episode 21

Living with Chronic Illness

In this episode I talk to Shannon MacFarlane. Shannon remembers suffering from endometriosis from as young as 12 years old. Since then she has been diagnosed with three other chronic illnesses. Shannon is also a mother who’s son also suffers from a chronic illness. Shannon shares her journey and what her day-to-day life is like living with illnesses that others struggle to understand. 

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HOST & GUESTS

Host: Debbie Roche

Guest: Shannon MacFarlane

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About This Episode

In this episode I talk to Shannon MacFarlane. Shannon lives with four chronic illnesses. Her son also suffers from a chronic illness. We talk about how she navigates daily life living with chronic illness. Shannon also explains how chronic illness can sometimes be a blessing in disguise.

Shannon lives, loves, and plays in Tacoma, WA, USA, with her husband, son, and kitties. As much as she wouldn’t wish chronic illness on anyone, she’s grateful for the opportunity to rebuild her life around what feels good from day to day and learn to really listen to her body. In this episode, Shannon shares her day-to-day life and explains how chronic illness can be detriment as well as a blessing.

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Episode 21 Show Notes

Resources:

Feel free to connect with Shannon over on her website and Facebook:

Website: www.slobberedlens.com
Facebook: @slobberedlens

This Is Not What I Ordered is a podcast about living with chronic illness. The host, Lauren Selfridge, lives with a chronic illness herself and is a psychotherapist – she brings compassion and insight to her interviews with others. 

 
The Mighty publishes many first-person experiences and resources of many kinds of illness (and different abilities).

Got any resources on chronic illness that you’d love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @uncomfy_podcast and we’ll add them to this page! 

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