On Lifespan, you’ll hear stories about encounters with the health care system. Each show contains stories bound by a common theme – a person’s personal journey through a particular type of medical trauma. The stories are deeply personal. Some stories reflect a person’s response to treatment and other stories simply reflect on the aftermath of an illness. Even when multiple people are describing their experiences with the same disease, condition or treatment, each account is unique. If the subject of this podcast interests you, please subscribe to Lifespan wherever you access your podcasts. You can also listen to Lifespan at WOUB.org/listen.
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We all know how sick we feel when our stomach is upset. We’ve all experienced nausea, diarrhea, and stomach pain—among the most uncomfortable symptoms we can have when we’re sick. But chronic gastro-intestinal disease and serious episodic gastro-intestinal disease take stomach discomfort to an entirely different level. On this episode of Lifespan, Matt Johnson discusses his experience with bouts of diverticulitis, and Katlyn Allen describes living with Crohn’s disease. Dr. Brian Torski, a physician specializing in gastroenterology, offers some commentary.
11 Nov 2019