34 – Sara

Sara, a woman with long curly brown hair and dark plastic framed glasses, smiles at the camera. There is a stylized purple octagon superimposed over the photo.

Sara talks functional neurological disorder, stigma, and working while chronically ill.


Hi, I’m Brianne Benness and this is No End In Sight, a podcast about life with chronic illness.

Before we get started, I have a huge but simple favor to ask! (If you’re listening to this in real time, or at least in July 2019.) I’ve been nominated for a WEGO Health Award, and your super quick endorsement could help me get these stories in front of more people who need to hear them.

Here’s what you need to do. Open up your phone or laptop and head to tiny.cc/helpNEIS. That should take you to my nominee profile. Underneath my photo, there’s a little orange button that says Endorse Brianne. Click that button! They’ll ask you to pick a category, pick podcast! And for your name and email, but you can absolutely unsubcribe immediately from anything they might send you. That’s it! Thank you!

Today I’m talking Sara about functional neurological disorder, stigma, and working while chronically ill. Sara also writes about all of this stuff over at ManagingChronic.com.

Before we start, here’s my disclaimer:

This podcast is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Make sure you talk to your practitioner about any questions or symptoms.

[interview transcript coming soon]

Thank you for listening to episode 34 of No End In Sight!

You can find Sara on instagram @managingchronic, and you can find this show on instagram @no.end.in.sight.pod. I’m still a little slow on posts because I’m still behind on transcripts, but that’ll pick up again once those pick up again, which should be soon. And you can find me on both instagram and twitter @bennessb. 

Next week I’ll be talking to a woman with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, so make sure you subscribe on apple podcasts or stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you’ve been enjoying the show, I would be so grateful if you could share a review on apple podcasts so that other people know what to expect.

As usual, don’t forget that I have a small Facebook Group called Chronic Hustlers for people living with chronic conditions who are self employed. It’s quiet but growing, and you’ll even find a few podcast guests in the group.

And finally:

This podcast is supported by my cross stitch company, Digital Artisanal. When I’m up for it, I make simple modern patterns that you’ll actually want to hang in your home. I love to cross stitch as a way to feel productive during flares when I’m stranded in front of the television. One of these days I’m going to get to work on some spring and summer patterns. I’d love it if you checked us out at digitalartisanal.com

Looking for transcripts? Episodes 1-47, 54-57, and 62+ are fully transcribed.
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