Get Social Health speaks with Matt Cavallo, author, speaker and chronic-illness coach who also happens to have Multiple Sclerosis. Hearing that you have been diagnosed with MS is devastating no matter who you are. But if you a 28 year old, 6’2″ former football player with a new wife and a memory of an Aunt’s passing of the same illness, it can knock you down, hard. Matt found a reason to get up and go on to become a nationally recognized MS blogger, speaker, chronic-illness coach and now, assistant soccer coach for his son’s team. Matt shares his health and life journey on the podcast. To follow the conversation listen in or drop in at the time stamps below:
[00:45] #Multiple Sclerosis
[01:45] Matt’s Blog
[04:00] What is different now from when you were diagnosed?
[05:10] Resources available?
[06:45] Sharing Matt’s story
[08:20] Caregiver “compassion fatigue”
[08:35] Healthcare issue: “Treat the problem, not the person”
[09:50] Does your message vary by professional audience?
[11:20] What do you do?
[13:17] Physical challenges
[16:15] Glass half-full
[18:47] What have you told your children?
[20:45] Social sharing
[24:40] “The Iceberg Disease”
[25:55] Don’t trust everything you hear in Social Media
[28:50] What does the non-MS person need to know?
34:P23 Social Media Tip: Dr. Kevin Pho “Elevator Test”
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