Prodigy

Remembering Prodigy: Overcoming Sickle Cell Anemia

Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, passed away June 20, 2017 at age 42 after a life-long struggle with Sickle Cell Anemia. I was fortunate enough to interview Prodigy on my radio show where we had the chance to talk about his childhood, complications with the disease, and how he overcame his pain. He was dedicated to …

Steve Kerr Wins NBA Title Despite Battle with Back Injury

The reigning NBA Coach of the Year, Steve Kerr celebrated his NBA Title win with the Golden State Warriors after missing 11 playoff games this season due to a back injury. As the team celebrated with confetti and champagne, Kerr had a thick bandage around his neck and back. Men in suits followed the Coach …

Coach Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz is one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. He’s not only seen injury and pain on the football field, but has experienced and overcome pain himself. He also supported his wife in a caregiving role during her bout with the pain of throat cancer. We’ll hear how he moved …

Alec Baldwin and the Increase of Lyme Disease

Alec Baldwin speaks out about his suffering during Lyme Awareness Month. Actor and author Alec Baldwin opened up to People Magazine this week after battling Lyme disease for more than 17 years. Baldwin, who is 59-years-old, said he thought he was going to die. “I was lying in bed saying, ‘I’m going to die of Lyme disease,’ in my bed and ‘I …

Cancer Survival Lessons from Comic Legend, Tommy Chong

In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, I interviewed Tommy Chong on my radio show, Aches and Gains. Tommy shared his battle with rectal cancer and the triumphs he has achieved in overcoming his pain. As you may already know, Tommy was a part of the legendary counterculture comedy team of Cheech and Chong. With partner …

Breast Cancer

Beating Breast Cancer Pain: What You Need to Know

Those who are battling breast cancer are bound to feel pain at some point. It may result from the cancer itself or from the treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or other therapies. Regardless of the stage of the cancer, pain can occur. In fact, as many as 50% of cancer patients with pain may …

Overcoming the Pain of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – The Brittany Daniel Story, Part II

Low back pain or pain in general can be one of the first symptoms of cancer. Brittany Daniel, TV and film actress known for her role on, The Game experienced just that. Her first symptom of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) was worsening low back pain.

Brittany shares more details about overcoming the pain from the lymphoma, cancer treatments, and surgery. Dr. Nina Wagner, oncologist and lymphoma expert from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides up to date information on risks, symptoms to be aware of, and current treatments for NHL.

Lyme Disease and Post Lyme Disease Syndrome, Part I

Imagine a tick bite steeling your childhood, making you crazy, and almost killing you. This is how our first guest, Ally Hilfiger, the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger describes her painful experience with Lyme Disease. About 10-20% of patients develop the chronic form of the disease called, Post Lyme Disease Syndrome (PLDS). We’ll first hear …