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Sam Smith & MS (Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis)

Hi! Welcome to That’s So Chronic. Today I chat with Sam Smith and learn all about his life with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Sam was diagnosed with MS in 2015 and was forced to give up a successful career as a dentist… only to have another successful back up career as a comedian. He has been a comedian and writer for TV shows such as 7 Days, Jono & Ben, The Project, Dancing With The Stars, Family Feud and Taskmaster. 

Sam talks about what it’s like to quit your job after diagnosis, what it’s like to be a new dad with MS, why he’s dedicated to spreading awareness, and randomly, about the Sound of Music.

You can follow Sam on twitter and instagram: @reelbigsmith

A couple of things have changed since recording: I am no longer on Tysabri/Natalizumab - I have switched to Ocrevus/Ocrelizumab and the fundraiser comedy show Sam talks about was postponed due to COVID19 so it is now 7:30pm, Tuesday 6 October 2020, at the Classic Comedy Bar in Auckland. You can get tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/comedy4MS

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Disclaimer: Here at That's So Chronic we are sharing personal stories and are not advocating any type of treatment, therapy, procedure or intervention. Everyone is unique so please seek professional medical advice before making any decisions for yourself or for others.


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