Episode 46 - Desi & Diseased
On this week’s episode, Afshin Bhimani discusses her journey living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. She starts off by explaining her lengthy diagnosis process and how she felt during this time. Once she started to go to doctors to figure out what was wrong, she was unable to find a physician who took her seriously. Moving from India to the States, Afshin discusses the cultural changes that occurred in her life. Natasha and Afshin both bond over Indian culture and holistic approaches they’ve tried. They discussed what they thought caused their diagnoses’ and both predict that changes in environments were a trigger for both of them. Due to Afshin's disability, she has a service dog - Sammy - who has been a great support in her life. Afshin talks about her struggles with US healthcare, as well as the ups and downs she faced with the comments of others when she brought her service dog. They end off the podcast by talking about “Desi and Diseased,” Afshin’s website and Instagram that she uses to raise awareness for South Asians living with chronic conditions.
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