Episode 36 – Dov

Dov, a white man with short dark hair and a goatee, looks directly at the camera. He is wearing a black hoodie and stands in front of a blurry green background. There is a stylized purple octagon superimposed over the photo.

Dov Zeller talks ME and mast cell issues and all the different ways that our culture could support those of us living with chronic illness.

Transcript

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

Today I’m talking talking to Dov Zeller about ME and mast cell issues and all the different ways that our culture could support those of us living with chronic illness. Dov is a writer and co-coordinator of the Home Bodies Collective, which is a twitter community for homebound and bedbound folks. You can find out more about the Homebodies Collective by searching for #TheHomeBodiesCollective and by following their new twitter account @theHBC_home. Besides this, Dov also shares his photos under the #HomeBoundPhotography, which you should totally browse and perhaps even share your own photos.

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 36 of No End In Sight!

You can find Dov on twitter at @DovZeller, and you can find me on both instagram and twitter @bennessb. 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. 

Next week I’ll be talking to a woman who was originally diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, although she’s just started to explore new explanations for her symptoms. 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