My Boobs Are Killing Me!
Episode 3: If You’re Gonna Have Cancer Fog You Might As Well Be Blonde.

Episode 3: If You’re Gonna Have Cancer Fog You Might As Well Be Blonde.

April 4, 2019

Karla Stephens-Tolstoy, the founder of Stand Up/Speak Up, continues to share her fight in battling Stage 4 cancer.  She courageously shares Karla’s medical journey from all sides of the disease, her life, and her extensive support group of devoted family and friends.   But even as she continues the struggle for her life, Karla also continues her concern for foster care reform, a passionate cause that she can’t let go of.

In this episode, Karla reveals both good news and bad news concerning her diagnosis.  She talks about the medication she’s had to endure, the medical trials she’s been a part of and even the use of cannabis as part of her treatment.  And she manages to talk about it all while maintaining her sense of humour throughout.  Also maintaining a sense of humour is her nurse, Erin DeJong, who once again conducts the conversation as it unfolds. 

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Credits

Executive Producer: Karla Stephens Tolstoy

Interviewer: Erin DeJong

Narrator: Peter Anthony Holder

Production Editor & Sound: Peter Anthony Holder

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Episode 2:  Exclusive Interview with childhood trauma survivor Sandra Doweck “From a shushed child to an outspoken adult Warrior”

Episode 2: Exclusive Interview with childhood trauma survivor Sandra Doweck “From a shushed child to an outspoken adult Warrior”

March 19, 2019

Welcome to My Boobs Are Killing Me. A podcast brought to you by Stand Up Speak Up founder Karla Stephens-Tolstoy who shares with us the journey of her life with stage four cancer and the amazing individuals that inspire her along the way.

Looking at Sandra Doweck, one would think she has it all – a thriving business, a community ambassador, a gorgeous family and looks like she has had an easy life. Sandra does have it all, but it has been hard to get to where she is today. Sandra’s journey to where she is today is nothing short of a struggle. She had a tough childhood – a disciplinarian father, a mother with a disability that was never recognized or diagnosed and a past victim of sexual abuse. Sandra shares with Karla that living by the rule of not blaming anyone and knowing it is up to her to make the necessary changes is why she is where she is today. Despite Sandra’s hardships, she is a motivated go-getter and will not accept anything mediocre in any part of her life. A podcast interview to inspire anyone to not let life’s past challenges determine your future and learn that taking care of yourself is key to leading the life you want. 

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Credits

Executive Producer: Karla Stephens Tolstoy 

Interviewer: Sandra Doweck

Production Editor & Sound: Amanda D'Souza

Narrator: Amanda D'Souza

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Episode 1:  Karla Stephens Tolstoy & Her Fight Against Cancer

Episode 1: Karla Stephens Tolstoy & Her Fight Against Cancer

January 11, 2019
Karla Stephens Tolstoy believes in revealing the truth and getting the real story out there. For the past two years, her Stand Up Speak Up Podcast has told the stories of those who had been neglected or forgotten by mainstream society. While recording these episodes, Karla was fighting her own battle to be heard against doctors and medical professionals. She knew something was wrong but couldn't get answers beyond "it is all in your head". Finally, in October 2018, Karla was told her own truth - She had Stage 4 Breast Cancer and it had spread throughout her body.
 
The My Boobs Are Killing Me is a no-holds-barred raw account of what it is like to live with cancer. Karla brings her fierceness and no-f*cks-given humour to conversations about the worst and best that this journey has brought to her life. Sit back and enjoy as Karla sips her chemo cocktail and chats with her nurse, Erin DeJong. 

Karla has told many people’s stories in podcast form.  This story is her’s.

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Credits

Executive Producer: Karla Stephens Tolstoy 

Interviewer: Erin DeJong

Production Editor & Sound: Peter Anthony Holder

Narrator: Peter Anthony Holder

Music: Carl England - HitWorksWest / caroline_joy

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