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Join hosts Jeremie, Brian, and Taylor as they hangout and have an unapologetic, unpolished and unfiltered discussion about what it's like to live life with a disease, in the hopes of finding humour in an otherwise taboo and sometimes dark subject.

Join hosts Jeremie, Brian, and Taylor as they hangout and have an unapologetic, unpolished and unfiltered discussion about what it's like to live life with a disease, in the hopes of finding humour in an otherwise taboo and sometimes dark subject.
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Join hosts Jeremie, Brian, and Taylor as they hangout and have an unapologetic, unpolished and unfiltered discussion about what it's like to live life with a disease, in the hopes of finding humour in an otherwise taboo and sometimes dark subject.




160 - T-T-T-TODAY JUNIOR: Severe Stutter

Is he beatboxing? Oh... no, he just has a stutter. This week on the podcast we sit down and talk with Matt! He lives with a severe stutter. Matt dives deep into his history with this frustrating speech disorder. A compelling conversation that unpacks the struggles of prolonged sounds & syllables while speaking including a healthy dose of secondary behaviours like physical ticks! We touch on Mario Kart, strategically curating your vocabulary, horribly insensitive teachers, Billy Madison and...


159 - Everybody Poops: Ulcerative Colitis

Looking for some Thanksgiving dinner conversation? YOU'VE come to the right place. Colon mucus, bloody stool, the difference between anus, colon and rectum. This week the fellas travel to Toronto for a LIVE recording from Movember Canada and chat with their new poo pal Effie! This shit filled episode dives into her experience in being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. From making brown 25 times a day, to going into remission she's been through the ringer and back!


158 - My Forgetful Father: Alzheimer's Disease

Jewelia is a kindhearted and thoughtful meditation teacher, who (like all of us) owes half of her genetic makeup to her Dad - a world renowned sports psychologist with Alzheimer's disease. Wait, what?! Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia and memory loss and after that opening statement there's probably a billion questions you might have but perhaps the most puzzling one we had was: how does Jewelia tell her dad that he's sick and have him remember he's sick? Chew on that for a...


157 - Brians Mom Pees Out Of Her Belly Button: Bladder Cancer

Ever wonder what it's like to pee out of your belly button? Brian's mom never did until she was corralled through a Chinese CT scan factory and realized she may have Bladder Cancer. This week we speak to Marie, Brian's MOM! She's a foul mouthed cutie pie and although she was a bit nervous to speak openly this ended up being one of our favourite episodes of the year. From 16" catheters to cat buttholes, this episode gets weird.


156 - Half Naked And Delirious - Chronic Edema & Sepsis

You know what sucks? Cellulitis, Chronic Edema and Varicose Veins. Think about it... Constant swelling in your feet and legs. An inability to pump blood from your extremities. The need to wear cumbersome compression socks. But you know whats sucks even more? A priapism. So, things could always be worse. Our friend and member of PEI's Racoon Bandit, Fraser, pops by to talk about his struggles with Chronic Edema! Stay tuned to the very end to hear a full play through of the Racoon Bandit song,...


155 - Swallowing 101: Achalasia

Imagine you ate a meal but instead of the food doing what it normally would do (travel through the entire digestive system) it just became stuck within your non working esophagus. As if your body was trying to mimic an emperor penguin by storing food for your baby. Except when you inevitably regurgitate your food, there is no baby penguin to receive it... because your a human woman. This is Kelsey's life. She suffers from Achalasia.


154 - A Tad Too Tight: Vaginismus

Pour a glass of wine, turn the lights down low, light some vanilla scented candles, turn on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and stick a "vaginal dilator" into your hoo-haw. Sounds like an enjoyable night? Well for our guest Molly it is quite painful. Vaginismus is a physical/mental condition causing extremely tight vaginal tissue making it nearly impossible for any sort of vaginal penetration. An issue, to say the least.


153 - 1 in 1,000,000 - X-linked lymphoproliferative (XLP) syndrome

This conversation is straight up bananas. Aaron is a rare breed. One of the rarest. One of only two Canadians who live with XLP syndrome. A rare and scary disease that can end Aarons life in the blink of an eye. We learn that mono is a herpe. BMT is not a tasty sandwich. The oldest person who has ever lived with XLP made it to 42. Genetics are bonkers. Get ready to have your mind blown wide open.


152 - Tipping The Scales - OBESITY

According to the Canadian Medical Association, obesity has been declared a chronic medical disease! So how does one treat said disease? "EASY! Eat better and exercise more" right? Think again. Crystal has been managing obesity for years and takes some time to drop knowledge on the fellas!


Routine Checkup: Is Chronic Lyme Disease Real?

In light of some feedback from the medical professional community regarding our latest episode Taylor and Jeremie sit down to discuss Chronic Lyme Disease and how it is viewed in the world of science and medicine. Big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the conversation! This is what this podcast is all about! Meghan and the experiences she has faced over the past few years are not up for debate. That was her experience and hers alone.


151 - All It Takes Is A Tick - Chronic Lyme Disease

This week we sit down with the ever so lovely Meghan to talk all about Lyme disease. From tick bites, to Mexican medicinal vacations, to blended up food - we go through the awful disease that comes from those pesky little ticks. Like an out of control hotel party where the cops just can’t quite figure out how to shut it down, Lyme is a pain in the rear.


150 - Holding Space - PTSD (Male Sexual Abuse)

*Trigger Warning* This week we tip toe into some very sensitive and challenging subject matter. Wade lives with PTSD which stems from childhood abuse/trauma. What does one do to climb such a seemingly insurmountable obstacle in life? Athletics, yoga, therapy and simply finding people to hold space. "S'Wade" gets hella vulnerable with us, and made for a special and thought provoking episode.


149 - The Cost of Being Sick w/ John Burris of Atlantic Credit Unions

This week on Sickboy: What happens with your debt when you die? How can you take charge of your financial independence when you're sick? Will Jeremie ever become comfortable with money and numbers? Come along for the ride and find out how to plan for the unexpected in this week's episode with special guest, John Burris from Atlantic Credit Unions!


148 - A gosh dang GIANT Cell Tumor

Katie is your typical goofy fun loving gal living in Vancouver. She likes to laugh, she likes to sing, she likes to crack jokes. But for the past few years she's been dealing with huge pain in her ass... er... sacrum. This week we dive into living with a Giant Cell Tumor AKA Tuner AKA TOUMAHHHH (pronounced with an Arnold accent). Bet ya $20 she can't get through this episode without talking about CrossFit. We also talk about Taylors affinity for doo-doo photography. Important stuff people.


147 - Breaking News: Breanna has a Pelvic Kidney!

What happens when one of your kidneys was locked up within your pelvis? We asked Breanna the news lady and she said “get a new kidney.” Obviously. But that tiny pelvic kidney will just stay where it is… smushed up into your ovaries. ER buckets for puking, Barium enema’s and weak nerd ass organs. This episode has it all. Get exclusive content on Patreon: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts:


146 - Mother Of All Surgeries - Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)

Sarah Simpson is one of those people you meet and immediately ask yourself “DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS?” She also happened to have a mega wacky cancer called “pseudomyxoma peritonei”. Luckily Dr. Sugarbaker is a real human/god in the world of surgery and creater of the MOAS (Mother Of All Surgeries) where they remove as many oragns you can live without! Can YOU guess them all? Also “jelly belly” sounds fun, but heck no it ain’t and Tinder for sperm donors is kind of a thing. Enjoy one...


145 - When Live Gives You Parkinson's w/ Larry Gifford

When we met Larry he was literally shaking in his boots. Could have been from the excitement of recording an episode of Sickboy, but it's more likely due to the Parkinson's disease. It's an episode full of horrible puns and we touch on, hallucinations, gene hunting, Levodopa Carbidopa (the drug, not the children's folksong warning of evil witches in the woods.) Lover VS Caretaker, and of course what the hell Parkinson's is all about! Also check out Larry's podcast "When Life Gives You...


144 - #PussyProblems - Adenomyosis

Today we sit down with Livia to chat about #pussyproblems! But for real, some crazy issues that Livia has been dealing with while living with Adenomyosis, leaving a lot of questions up in the air about relationships, her health and her future.


143 - Pursuing A Life Of Happiness w/ Ben Nemtin

Hey Vancouver! Let's kick it off very special guest and good pal Ben Nemtin - a #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show The Buried Life. This episode goes in many different beautiful directions. What does it take to carve out a life that fulfills you? Meaningful communication to navigate your mental health! Which matrix pill are you supposed to take? The blue one? The red one? Both!?! What happens after death? What happens...


142 - The Opioid Epidemic w/ Dr. Mark Tyndall

We sat down for an intimate chat w/ special guest Dr. Mark Tyndall - Director, BC Centre for Disease Control! We'll talk about his career in Epidemiology and his mission to prove that harm reduction is the first step out of North America's opioid epidemic. Also, turns out Jeremie is a real headline whore. Get exclusive content on Patreon: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: Visit...