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Listen in as Allison Breininger and Justin Bajema, millennial caregivers for their chronically ill spouses, speak honestly about what life is like when there are more days spent in sickness than in health.

Jan 11, 2022

From the mundane details of each day to moments of medical emergencies to treatment plans to COVID safety, caregivers are constantly making decisions. In this episode, Justin and Allison talk about what that looks and feels like in their daily lives and how their personalities impact their decision-making skills.


Dec 28, 2021

The celebration of Justin’s 40th birthday led him to reflect on where he thought he would be at this time in his life versus where he is. In this episode, he and Allison talk about how becoming caregivers changed their trajectories, how they are trying to claim the role without losing themselves in it, and how to...


Dec 14, 2021

When you are part of a rare disease or chronic illness community, there is comfort in building relationships with others whose lives look like your own, those who understand the terminology and the reality of your daily life. However, those important friendships can lead to unhelpful comparisons or even heartache as...


Nov 23, 2021

As chronic illness caregivers, Justin and Allison are used to experiencing daily challenges, but in the past weeks they’ve both found themselves in unexpected medical situations beyond their norm.


Nov 2, 2021

Allison and Justin describe the unique challenges that arise when the person you’re caring for has an invisible illness. 

Allison's piece mentioned in the show: The Invisible Traveler

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November is caregiver appreciation month, and to celebrate we're giving away one of Allison's Caregiver Gift Boxes along with...