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Lydia Slaby is the author of Wait, It Gets Worse. The book shares the incredible story of how Lydia's seemingly perfect life was actually in a free fall.

Her marriage was unraveling and the morning after her husband moved back into their apartment, her doctor's visit about stress turned into a diagnosis of lymphoma. And to top it off, that diagnosis eventually led to an unnecessary open heart surgery.

Or maybe the heart surgery was necessary. Maybe it was the universe forcing Lydia to stop for a moment and pay attention.

At least that's one of the stories she tells herself to make sense of it all.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • How the book is actually an incredible love story between Lydia and her body
  • How cancer saved her marriage 
  • Her tips for finding something to get out of your own way when your relationship is falling apart
  • How it's possible to have multiple relationships with the same human
  • The importance of paying attention to the little things
  • Why she believes our bodies will throw up roadblocks if we’re not going in the right direction
  • The similarities to the story of Laura Savage and the potentially career ending injury that forced her to heal what she didn't realize was broken within her
  • Was her unnecessary open heart surgery actually a blessing?
  • How this book may actually be the most beautiful legal argument she's ever written
  • Her brief freak out about how much of her life she was sharing publicly

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