Episode 57 – Emma

Photo of Emma, a white woman wearing large sunglasses, looking at the camera. There is a stylized hexagon framing the photo.

Emma talks borderline personality disorder, hypothyroidism, autoimmunity, and pursuing an ME diagnosis.


A Girl Behind Dark Glasses by Jessica Taylor-Bearman


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

So first, I want to do that self promotional thing again and tell you that I have a new piece up on Medium called It’s Okay To Rest. It’s about rest, obviously, and how this podcast has helped me realize that getting a lot of rest is one of the most effective (if sometimes frustrating) ways for me to manage my symptoms. If you’re interested, you can find it by heading to my Medium profile at medium.com/@bennessb. And yes, the at sign is necessary.

And of course, here’s a quick reminder that I have a patreon campaign, which is a really simple way for listeners to support the show financially on a monthly basis. So if you’ve been enjoying the show and you also have a couple bucks to spare, I’d be so so grateful if you’d sign up as a patron at patreon.com/noendinsight.

This week I’m talking to Emma about depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, along with hypothyroidism, autoimmunity, and pursuing an ME diagnosis.

And I want to add a content note to this episode to let you know that Emma mentions suicide and suicidal ideation twice very briefly. Both mentions are in passing while she’s making another point, and neither involve any detail.

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 coming soon]

Thank you for listening to episode 57 of No End In Sight!

You can find Emma on twitter @impossumble_ and on instagram @impossumble, and you can find me on instagram and twitter @bennessb. And of course you can find this show on instagram @no.end.in.sight.pod.

Plus, don’t forget to check out the new No End In Sight collection on Medium where you’ll find stories and essays about life with chronic illness. You can find that at medium.com/no-end-in-sight.

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’ve got some fun fall patterns in the shop, and dozens of very simple icons that you can customize to your heart’s delight. I’d love it if you checked us out at digitalartisanal.com