Sweat, Abscesses and Tears: Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa
This week the fellas are joined by Hailey. They dive into a deep conversation about chronic illness and how it can shape one’s identity. Hailey shares her experience with stage 3 HS, a disease so advanced that even healthcare professionals were left scratching their heads. For Hailey however she absolutely MUST NOT SCRATCH OR PICK FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful, long-term skin condition that causes abscesses and scarring on the skin. The exact cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is unknown, but it occurs near hair follicles where there are sweat glands, usually around the groin, bottom, breasts and armpits. She also reveals the struggles of trying to manage a serious illness without proper healthcare in the U.S. Hailey is an absolute warrior and a champ who’s bright and uplifting demeanour is infectious and we are grateful to have had this conversation with her.

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