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  • i awoke up this morning to a familiar nausea. i’d forgotten to take my pills the night before.
  • still can’t get it straight. got me thinkin’….
  • this podcast – like me – is disabled.  not only a podcast about disability or adversity, CHALLENGES or perserverance, this podcast itself is disabled
  • maybe i shouldn’t call it a podcast. but, it’s too late
  • something not quite right. am i doing it wrong?
  • cycles – recently, i’ve become waylaid in a cycle that whipsaws between extreme pain and prescription withdrawal.
    No way out and no room for podcasting
  • what does success look like? we’ve established in previous episodes that it won’t ever stop and won’t ever quit
  • this is the hand of cards thats been dealt and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. got to be honest about that and put it out there right off the top.
  • nothing to turn away from. in fact, something beautiful is here.
  • what is this podcast for? it isn’t to be like the rest, to follow best practices. It can’t be.
  • this is a testament, like any artists body of work, using whatsthematterwithme.org for my studio

what’s this all about? nothing. just wanted to give thanks and send greetings to everyone for tuning in.
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO THE WHATS THE MATTER WITH ME? PODCAST .

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JOHN HOPPIN:

Welcome to the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast Season Three, Episode 12. “A Familiar Nausea.” I’m feeling prescription withdrawal. Maybe I shouldn’t call it a podcast.

I woke up this morning to a familiar nausea. Welcome to the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast. My name is John. I’m 40 years old, husband, father of two, small business owner, radio DJ, podcaster, and I have multiple sclerosis. I made this podcast to share what I’m going through. Past episodes can be downloaded on Apple Podcasts or from WhatsTheMatterWithMe.org or wherever you get it. I’m not a medical professional. Don’t take this for medical advice and if you need medical advice, ask your healthcare provider.

Welcome to the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast, Season Three, Episode 12. You’re going to love it. I woke up this morning to a familiar nausea. I forgot to take my pills the night before, and I had a tight headband of dull pain around my head and nausea and cold sweats.

I still can’t get it straight. It got me thinking. Like me, this podcast is a disabled podcast, not a podcast about disability, although it is about disability. This podcast, like me, this is a disabled podcast.

Not only a podcast about disability or adversity, or challenges, perseverance, this podcast itself is disabled.

Maybe I shouldn’t call it a podcast, but it’s too late. I don’t really follow best practices. I shoot it from the hip always. I’m making this up. Maybe I shouldn’t call it a podcast, but it’s too late.

Something’s not quite right, but I don’t know what. Am I doing it wrong?

Cycles. Recently I’ve been waylaid in a cycle, whipsawing between extreme pain and prescription withdrawal. There’s no way out of it, and here’s no room, no room for podcasting or really anything. I haven’t cooked dinner for my family in weeks.

For this podcast, what does success look like? We’ve already established, in previous episodes, it won’t ever stop and it won’t ever quit.

These are the cards that have been dealt and there’s nothing to be ashamed of there, got to be honest about that, put it out there right off the top. There’s nothing to turn away from. In fact, something beautiful is here.

It’s a testament, like any artist’s body of work, using WhatsTheMatterWithMe.org as my studio.

What is this podcast for? It can’t be like the rest. It just can’t be. What’s the whole thing about? Nothing. I just want to give thanks, send greetings to everyone tuning in. Thank you for listening to the What’s The matter With Me? Podcast.

Thank you for listening to the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast. Past episodes can be download at Apple Podcasts, WhatsTheMatterWithMe.org, or wherever you get it, wherever podcasts are available. Shout outs to the worldwide universal sponsor of the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcasts, Hoppin Hot Sauce.

(singing)

Yeah, Hoppin Hot Sauce is a movement. I’m telling you. Check it out. HoppinHotSauce.com. Thank you for listening to the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast, Season Three, Episode 12. I woke up this morning to a familiar nausea.

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