What's The Matter With Me? Podcast

I have multiple sclerosis, trigeminal neuralgia and I made this podcast to share what I’m going through.


In Episode 6 I get overwhelmed and hang up the headphones in the middle of the episode. On the one hand, it’s a pretty terrible episode because of that, but on the other hand, it is good to know that I can feel bad and recover. I certainly don’t feel this way anymore. It’s hard to slur your words on the mic.

Books / Can’t do what your parents do

A listener wrote in to correct me about some books that I touched on in the last episode and I took this opportunity to set the record straight. Tony Robbins wrote Awaken the Giant Within. Dale Carnegie wrote How To Win Friends and Influence People. Steven R. Covey wrote that 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Good information

My Mom had these books and that’s why I avoided them. I was a childish child. They probably contain a lot of good information.

All right?

I feel all right. I don’t have to go to the doctor.


I made tomato sauce with 5 tomatoes that I grew. I have a hard time explaining how I made it. It gets hard for me to talk, hard to say “5 of them”. I’m slurring my words. I get frustrated and hang up my headphones. I’m feeling pretty low, after all.

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JOHN HOPPIN: What’s The Matter With Me? Episode six. Yeah. What’s the matter with me? Episode six. Recap episode five. I had an MRI. I got a fever, and citrus plants are growing in my garden. I got a letter from a listener. I got some things wrong I got to address. Tony Robbins wrote a book called Awaken the Giant Within. Dale Carnegie, his book is called How To Win Friends and Influence People. And Steven R. Covey wrote a book called Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. My mom had those books I think. I haven’t read them. I’m sure they’re full of good information. But I can’t recommend them because I haven’t read them. So there. Happy to see this week on What’s The Matter With Me. It’s just life. I feel all right. I do not have to go to the doctor this week. Right now I’m making sauce. I boiled some tomatoes that I got on the vine, about five of them. Five of them. About five of them. And … I did [inaudible 00:02:08].


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