[image quote]: "At the time people called me brave, and at the time I didn't feel brave. I felt very happy-go-lucky, I just wasn't processing ANYTHING that happened to me until years later." - Soul, Episode 20 - Lowkey Traumatic

[image quote]: "At the time people called me brave, and at the time I didn't feel brave. I felt very happy-go-lucky, I just wasn't processing ANYTHING that happened to me until years later." - Soul, Episode 20 - Lowkey Traumatic

20 Lowkey Traumatic (episode page)
Description: In today’s episode we talk about some of what Soul has been through during faer childhood, including three skin expander surgeries following the removal of a birthmark on Soul’s head. Fae talk about those surgeries, being undermedicated most of that time, finding out about a codeine allergy the hard way, not realizing how traumatic it all was until later, and how that’s complicated the process of transitioning from pediatric to adult care. In today’s bonus episode, we talk about needle phobia and figuring out Soul was autistic late in faer teens.

[intro]
Hey there and welcome to In Sickness + In Health, a podcast about chronic illness, disability, medical traumas, and everyday uncomfortable healthcare experiences. My name is Cara Gael; I’m not a doctor or medical professional, I’m just a person and a patient who really wants to talk about this stuff more.

Nothing said on this show should be considered medical advice. If you’re experiencing a medical issue, please seek qualified medical help. I know the system sucks, but I wish you a lot of luck. Every person is different, even within disease groups, so none of my guests should be regarded as official representatives or spokespersons for their conditions. Please respect their very personal choices, and unless they ask for it, please don’t make suggestions about treatments or lifestyle changes. Unsolicited medical advice is almost never not annoying.

I’m gonna keep this intro short because I’m feeling pretty crappy, but this is the first of many episodes to come about traumatic medical experiences… well, pretty much the whole show is about traumatic medical experiences, but I don’t think we’ve really talked about that directly yet. Next week will be another episode that talks more about medical traumas and where they fit into the landscape of post traumatic stress responses.

For today’s episode we talk about some of what Soul has been through during faer childhood, including three skin expander surgeries following the removal of a birthmark on Soul’s head. Fae talk about those surgeries, being undermedicated most of that time, finding out about a codeine allergy the hard way, not realizing how traumatic it all was until later, and how that’s complicated the process of transitioning from pediatric to adult care.

In today’s bonus episode, we talk about needle phobia and figuring out Soul was autistic late in faer teens.

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[interview]

[outro]
Thank you for listening to In Sickness + In Health. Check out the links in the show notes to learn more about some of the things we talked about in this episode, and the accompanying bonus episode from today. You can find more from us at insicknesspod.com and on social media @insicknesspod. If you can take a few moments to rate and review us on iTunes, it will help other people find the show.

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