Episode 20

Ep 18: Kylee Sacksteder Part 2: Residency during treatment, Jimmy John & Exercise.


August 14th, 2017

53 mins 53 secs

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About this Episode

If you haven’t listened to part 1 of Kylee’s interview, go check out episode 15. Kylee is in the final year of her dermatology residency. Having moved to Columbus a few years ago, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In part 2 of the interview, we chat about how Kylee balanced her residency whilst going through treatment, how she modified her exercise during treatment and what it was like trying to eat during chemo. We have an important discussion about the meat to sandwich ratio at Jimmy John’s, along with Kylee’s perspective on keto during cancer treatment.  


A huge thanks to Kylee for sharing her story!  For more cancer and health related topics, find me on twitter @ciaranfairman, or go to reachbeyondcancer.com to find out more about what we do.      


Show notes  

4.00 – Balancing cancer treatment and residency coursework.

7.00 – When the more pronounced side effects of chemo (such as hair loss) started to kick in.

10.40 – Reflecting on the journey through treatment and her mindset throughout.

16.00 – Modifying exercise during treatment.

19.00 – Getting a blood clot and receiving treatment.

22.00 – The challenges of being a physician with worried parents.

26.30 – Listening to your body with exercise during treatment.

29.00 – Trying to eat during treatment and some of the challenges with it. Very important discussion surrounding Jimmy John’s meat to sandwich ratio.

32.00 – Kylee’s perspective on ketogenic diet during cancer treatment.

34.00 – Not getting special treatment and how it was important to Kylee that people treated her “normally”.

38.00 – Some of the side effects a year out of treatment.

42.00 – Kylee’s perspective on exercising during treatment and how to establish exercise as a standard of care. Making exercise fit a person.