Episode 58: Finding Silver Linings During COVID-19 w/ Laura Morrow

Your busy life doesn’t always stop when you are diagnosed with cancer. This is true for this week’s guest, Laura Morrow — breast cancer survivor and owner of Simply AIP, a subscription food service for women following the Autoimmune Protocol — who was in the middle of big life changes (as well as the start of a pandemic!) when she was diagnosed with Stage 0 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). On this episode, Laura opens up about her cancer journey and having an autoimmune disease, the silver linings (and challenges) of navigating surgery & recovery during a pandemic, and the steps she took to make the most informed decisions for her health. 

We’re diving into:

  • Laura’s relief at solving her mysterious autoimmune disease, and how that led her to fill a void in the market for Autoimmune Protocol followers
  • A surprising diagnosis of DCIS at age 41 — plus, what Laura wished she would’ve done before she went into her biopsy
  • Why Laura made the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy for Stage 0 cancer
  • The craziness of buying & selling a home and having surgery amidst a pandemic
  • How COVID-19 impacted Laura’s community of support 
  • The silver lining of a quiet hospital room because of COVID-19 restrictions
  • Laura shares how she makes the MOST confident & informed decisions for her health
  • The clever way Laura updated her family, friends, and colleagues about her diagnosis (while making her needs explicit!)
  • A bright side to the timing of Laura’s diagnosis, surgery, and recovery
  • And so much more!

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