S3E19: The Challenges Facing a Nontraditional Parent with Chronic Illness- Part One 

Let’s catch up with warrior, Jenny Jones from S1E27. Jenny lives with two rare, chronic conditions called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and Short Bowel Syndrome and more recently was diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Esophageal Dysmotility. Due to FAP, she underwent a total colectomy at age nine. Complications resulted in six additional surgeries and an eighth surgery to remove her gall bladder. Her genetics and additional factors led Jenny to decide not to have biological children. As fate would have it, she ended up becoming a very involved auntie to her twin nieces and stepmom to her bonus son. Tune in to Part One as Jenny fills us in on her health journey, shares her decision on kids and how she manages her many conditions as a stepmom and auntie. To learn more about Jenny Jones, her blog, YouTube vlog, children’s book, Life’s a Polyp with Zeke and Katie or to support The National Organization for Rare Disorders Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Research Fund, go to her website at https://www.lifesapolyp.com.

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