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Organs, Tissues & Other Issues

Organs, Tissues & Other Issues

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Welcome to Organs, Tissues and Other Issues! In this podcast co-hosts Sivani Prakki and Karyssa Stonick will bring you along on their journey through medicine, as both patients and people hoping to enter the field as professionals. They will examine current research, share their stories and experiences, and bring you into their friendship using humor to discuss challenging topics as they move through this crazy journey of life!

Email: organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com
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Ep 15: Olivia - "My Kidney's Are Being A**holes"
Welcome back to another episode of Organs, Tissues & Other Issues. In this episode, co-hosts Karyssa and Sivani are joined by their friend Olivia. Olivia is a nursing student who also has chronic illnesses. Olivia shares her story to help raise awareness, specifically for kidney health. Olivia is the one who inspired the Kidney Health Awareness shirts. They talk about Olivia’s story, her medical journey, the impact it has had on her life, the good and the bad, and what she is doing now. This episode was supposed to go up in March – but unfortunately there were some technical difficulties, we apologize for the delay! Now, since it is May, the episode is very appropriate for EDS awareness month — a condition they all have in common! We hope you enjoy! Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally — they always love to hear from you.
01:13:03
May 6, 2021
Ep 14: Maddie - Stressey and Depressey
Welcome back to another episode of Organs, Tissues & Other Issues. In this episode, co-hosts Karyssa and Sivani are joined by their friend Maddie to talk about mental health. Maddie is a nursing student and long time friend who tells her story and brings us all along on her journey with mental health and illness from when it began up until current times. They talk about the ups and the downs, they laugh, they share insights, and Maddie shares some of her own advice for what people can do to support her best — and potentially others who are also struggling with their mental health. We hope you enjoy! Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally — they always love to hear from you.
01:08:55
April 5, 2021
Ep 13: SPECIAL - The Island of Misfit Toys: Diseases Edition
Welcome back to another episode of Organs, Tissues & Other Issues! Today’s episode is a special episode because today is... RARE DISEASE DAY! Have you ever found a case study — one that said “the first of its kind to be described” — and though ‘someone else has it too!?’  only to realize the case study was about you? This has been a part of the rare disease — or rare manifestations of a disease — experience for co-host Karyssa Stonick. 1 in 10 people is thought to be impacted by one of the ~7,000 rare diseases. In the US, a rare disease is defined as a disease that affects less than 200,000 people in the country. However, there is a difference between a disease that is truly rare, and one that is rarely diagnosed — the self-fulfilling prophecy of a disease receiving the label of “rare”. Join co-hosts Karyssa and Sivani to learn more about rare diseases, the experiences of a rare patient and those around them, and ways that you can start to help to make a difference for these patients. The co-hosts use humor to laugh, to share their insight, and discuss the challenges of rare diseases. We hope you enjoy this special episode! Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally — they always love to hear from you.
58:02
March 1, 2021
EP 12: A Complicated Relationship With Complicated
Welcome back to another episode of Organs, Tissues & Other Issues. This is part 2 of the mini-series where Co-hosts Sivani and Karyssa switch seats as being the heads of mental vs physical health. For this episode, Karyssa talks about her mental health and the mental challenges that can accompany life as a young adult with chronic illnesses. The girls use humor to discuss heavy topics, including the impact of needing to advocate for yourself, the stress of big appointments, the complicated relationship Karyssa has with the word ‘complicated’, and more. Join them to hear Karyssa’s story through the lens of mental health. Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally — they always love to hear from you
55:39
February 14, 2021
Ep 11: Abnormally normal
Welcome back to another episode of Organs Tissues and other issues. In these next few episodes Co-hosts Sivani and Karyssa switch seats as being the heads of mental vs physical health. For this episode Sivani talks about her physical chronic illnesses and maps out “What a mess she is physically” and talks about some of the key points of dealing with physical illness. WIth some humor and a lot of laughs the girls discuss what it means to have chronic illness and how life changes to a new normal. Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally — they always love to hear from you.
01:10:22
February 14, 2021
Ep 10: 2020 Yearly Review
Welcome back to another episode of your Bi-monthly podcast. In this episode Co-hosts Karyssa Stonick and Sivani Prakki both talk about what they have accomplished over the trying year of 2020, and talk about what their goals are for 2021. They go through their highs and lows, and emphasize their accomplishments bigs and small! The girls encourage listeners to join them on this nostalgic episode to go over your own yearly recap and reflect on what you would want for this next year! Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally — they always love to hear from you.
01:07:48
January 29, 2021
Ep 9: Micah - Analysis Paralysis and Trauma Formation
***Trigger warning for anxiety and trauma** Welcome back to another episode of our podcast! In this episode Co-hosts Sivani Prakki and Karyssa Stonick are joined by Micah! Join these three friends as Micah shares his mental health trauma, and the girls get to ask him questions pertaining to mental health! They laugh, they almost cry, and they try their best to explain what anxiety is! Join them to learn more about analysis paralysis, and other topics as they have serious conversations as well as crack jokes and laugh throughout the interview! If you are looking for an in depth analysis into trauma and anxiety this is just the episode for you!  Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally — they always love to hear from you.
01:06:44
January 3, 2021
Ep 8: Kerry - Music, Chemistry, and Some Faulty Genetics
Welcome back to another episode of Organs, Tissues, and Other Issues! In this episode Co-hosts Sivani Prakki and Karyssa Stonick interview a mutual friend Kerry (also sometimes known as Jenny). Join this trio to hear about Kerry’s health journey – starting when she was just a wee lad up until the current times, learn about her experiences with chronic illness, life, school, and more, and laugh along. The Co-hosts and Kerry have some serious discussions and many laughs throughout this interview. They talk about passions, life, health, relationships, toxic positivity, and what superpowers their health issues give them. Tune in to this episode to learn more!  Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally — they always love to hear from you.
01:06:40
December 20, 2020
Ep 7: One Step at a Time
Welcome back to another episode of Organs, Tissues, and Other Issues! In this episode Co-hosts Karyssa Stonick and Sivani Prakki talk about uncertainty, lessons they have learned from it, and how it relates to topics like the pandemic, coming of age, relationships, and their personal lives. Karyssa gives the audience an insight into what life is like when every day and every plan is uncertain due to living with a chronic illness, while Sivani provides insight into how those understandings apply more broadly. The girls laugh to bring humor to difficult topics while sharing their struggles and offering strategies that have helped them to embrace the uncertainty of life. If there is anything additional you wish you had known that the co-hosts did not cover in this episode, please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally.
01:01:39
December 4, 2020
Ep 6: Because if you Lose your Pen…
Welcome back to another episode of Organs, Tissues, and Other Issues! In this episode Co-hosts Sivani Prakki and Karyssa Stonick talk about the uncertainty related to topics like the pandemic, coming of age, relationships, their personal lives, and they even offer some solutions. Sivani gives the audience an insight into what it is like to live with her anxiety and Karyssa helps to bring humor to the whole situation. The girls talk, laugh, and almost cry as they talk about how Sivani believed that she would die if she lost her pen in school. If there is anything additional you wish you had known that the co-hosts did not cover in this episode, please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally.
01:14:44
November 20, 2020
Ep 5: “What We Wish We Had Known” Part 2 — Mental Illnesses Edition
Welcome back to Organs Tissues and other Issues! In this episode Co-hosts Karyssa and Sivani will continue to discuss what they wish they had known about living with chronic illness this time they talk more about mental illnesses. They talk about what they wish they had known in respect to categories such as school/work, friends, family, and relationships, life, and appointments, so that they can share what they wish they had known so you do! If there is anything additional you wish you had known that the co-hosts did not cover in this episode, please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally.
01:00:48
November 6, 2020
Ep 4: “What We Wish We Had Known” Part 1 — Physical Chronic Illnesses Edition
Welcome back! In this episode of Organs, Tissues & Other Issues co-hosts Karyssa and Sivani will be discussing some things that they wish they had known about living with chronic illnesses, with a focus on physical illnesses. Karyssa and Sivani will address the categories such as school/work, friends, family, and relationships, life, and appointments as they share what they wish they had known about a life with chronic illness — so that you do know. If you have anything additional you wish you had known that the co-hosts did not cover in this episode, please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with the co-hosts via their email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), through Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or personally.
57:24
October 22, 2020
Ep 3: An Interview with the Brain
On this episode of Organs, Tissues and Other Issues, Co-host Sivani Prakki talks about the case study that she presented in episode one. Co-host Karyssa Stonick will interview Sivani about the case study itself as well as diving deeper into the details. The girls make each other laugh with shared life stories, but also delve into more serious matters like depression (trigger warning from 38:30 - 52:00) and mental health. Allowing the audience into their personal lives and opinions through humor, discussions, and life stories, the girls officially welcome you into their podcasting family. The co-hosts encourage you to reach out to them with any questions, comments, or concerns! You can reach them through the podcast email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), their instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or through other methods if you know them personally.
01:08:56
October 10, 2020
Ep 2: Medical Mystery Tour
Welcome back to Organs, Tissues & Other Issues for episode 2! This episode will be focused on the case study that co-host Karyssa Stonick presented during episode 1. Co-host Sivani Prakki will interview Karyssa about the information that was presented in that first case study to delve into more detail — intertwined with laughter, humor, and life stories. You will learn more about the co-host’s friendship and shared experiences. The co-hosts encourage you to reach out to them with any questions, comments, or concerns! You can reach them through the podcast email (organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com), their Instagram (@organstissuesandotherissues), or through other methods if you know them personally.
01:09:31
September 26, 2020
Ep 1: Introduction
Welcome to Organs, Tissues, and Other Issues! In this introductory episode co-hosts Karyssa Stonick and Sivani Prakki introduce themselves. They introduce their friendship as well as their relationship with medicine and the medical system. They delve into two case studies. They will also talk about what they hope to do with future episodes! The best way to contact the co-hosts for questions, comments, or to reach out to them is at their email: organstissuesandotherissues@gmail.com
32:24
September 16, 2020