Out of Patients is a no-BS podcast about making healthcare suck less for everyone. Join award-winning host Matthew Zachary each week as he and his guests sardonically deconstruct all the shenanigans in terms normal humans can understand, along with a healthy dose of 80s nostalgia and random pop culture references. So strap in, and let's all make the system less horrible; because advocacy is the only thing that's ever changed anything.
Across the years running Stupid Cancer, I can’t tell you how many times I was approached by other young adult chronic disease patients and communities asking if we’d ever think of franchising the brand. You know – Stupid Lupis. Stupid Fibro. Stupid MS. Stupid Type 1. You get the point. We all need a community of our peers who — as we say — “get it” because they’ve already “got it” — a community where there are no judgments and no stigma. Well, while there may not be a “Stupid Endometriosis,” Melissa Boudreau is as close as it gets with her podcast, “The Cycle” — and she joins me today for a 101 breakdown on the disease. Melissa was a C-Suite marketing professional whose young life was interrupted, to say the least, with misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis and an ever-increasing sense of fear and isolation that forever changed her formidable years. No one ever asks to become an expert on a disease they didn’t ask for, but Melissa is a genuine voice for the 1 in 10 women worldwide who have Endometriosis. Enjoy the show