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#2 Meds, Meds, Meds!

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Charlie Park

Ah, medication – can’t live without it, can’t … well, that’s pretty much the extent of it. In this episode of Pill PopCharlie Park talks to Silvi and Izzie about the trials and tribulations of meds.

What do you say to people if your medication drawer resembles the backroom of a well-stocked pharmacy? How do you cope if even one slip up with a pill threatens your life? And why can’t you eat during yoga class?

Charlie Park is a blogger and disability advocate living with Addison’s Disease, a rare autoimmune disease of the adrenal glands.

Content warning: Discussions of severe illness, hospitals, medical trauma.

Sensory warning: Screaming sound effects have been used.

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In this episode

Hosted, produced and edited by Silvi Vann-Wall and Izzie Austin. Blogger and disability advocate Charlie Park is our guest.

Recorded at Studio 757, Melbourne. This series is produced in partnership with the Wheeler Centre’s Signal Boost programme. Mentorship and production support from Bec Fary.

Music: ‘Dip Dop’ by Barrie Gledden; ‘Sad Marimba Planet’ and ‘More on That Later’ by Lee Rosevere.

Sound effects sourced from SoundSnap.


Download a transcript of this episode here (Adobe PDF format).

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