February 2nd, 2021 | Season 11 | 21 mins 35 secs
boba fett, breast cancer, depression, mindfulness, pandemic, pittsburgh, podcast, radiation therapy, star wars
Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversations with our friend Katie Dudas about dealing with breast cancer over the last year. We talk about how she dealt with depression, participating in some young adult breast cancer groups and finding common ground, the treatments she went through, her experience receiving radiation, going through this process without health insurance and how she used apps to help navigate anxiety with mindfulness practices.
January 26th, 2021 | Season 11 | 33 mins 16 secs
boba fett, breast cancer, pandemic, pittsburgh, podcast, star wars
Jim Ellermeyer welcomes back our friend Katie Dudas, who has been recovering from breast cancer since our last conversation. We talk about the shock of the first phone call about the diagnosis on Christmas Eve 2019, reacting after just gone through the process with her mother’s breast cancer, contending with losing her job, and insurance, just days prior, the therapy process, attempting to continue to work with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the development of the Covid-19 Pandemic just as she was starting to reveal her diagnosis.