Patient Name: Ariane
On this week’s episode of the podcast, In Sickness + In Health goes international! I talk to Ariane, an artist and crafter from Vancouver, Canada. She has a number of longterm, complex symptoms, but has yet to get a meaningful diagnosis. Cara describes some of the differences between the American and Canadian healthcare systems, and they talk about the challenges Ariane has faced in the Canadian system, trying to find answers to her long term symptoms, patient burnout, and figuring out how to live life beyond just coping.
Cara also asks for your funny stories about unexpected bodily excretions for an upcoming episode full of listener stories. You can read more about her request and find out how to submit your own story here.
Information on Irritable Bowel Syndrome from the American College of Gastroenterology
Information on Inflammatory Bowel Disease from the American College of Gastroenterology
Information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from the Centers for Disease Control
Information on Osteoporosis from MedlinePlus (NIH)
Textillia, Ariane's project for textile artists