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Hand in Hand Show is a Strokefocus Podcast. It is a show telling stories of stroke survivors, caregivers, their support groups and institutions that support them.

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Hand in Hand Show is a Strokefocus Podcast. It is a show telling stories of stroke survivors, caregivers, their support groups and institutions that support them.

    Episode 106, Chris Tuley and his unusual journey

    Episode 106, Chris Tuley and his unusual journey

    In 2013, Chris Tuley had a stroke at the age of 27. With zero family history of stroke, no risk factors, and no obvious genetic disorders, doctors determined the stroke was caused by a spontaneous vertebral artery dissection. Unfortunately dissections are one of the leading causes of strokes in younger people.

    After spending months in therapy to correct the loss of his vestibular function, Chris fully recovered, however he had lingering nerve pain in his face that was getting progressively worse. Chris was diagnosed with central poststroke pain syndrome and received treatment at Vanderbilt’s Pain Management Clinic. After trying over 25 medications, nerve blocks, Botox injections, and eastern medicine therapies with little to no relief, Chris was desperate and despondent. Chris was told his future was likely to be filled with an increasing amount of opiates that only provided temporary pain relief.

    Luckily fate stepped in as Chris’ pain management doctor shared his story with a Vanderbilt neurosurgeon who specializes in deep brain stimulation. In 2016 Chris received deep brain and motor cortex stimulators to treat his chronic pain. Since the surgery, Chris has found major pain relief and is no longer on any opiates or any other pain relief medication.

    Chris is now an advocate for stroke education, chronic pain management, and the use of deep brain stimulation for pain management (which is still not cleared by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration).

    • 29 min
    Episode 105 Elyse Newland Part 2 - focusing on low cost but high quality

    Episode 105 Elyse Newland Part 2 - focusing on low cost but high quality

    Elyse is an occupational therapist from Chattanooga, TN. She worked as a travel therapist across the country before returning home in 2019 to take a home health care position. Since she started working she’s recognized that the U.S. healthcare system is broken. She’s seen and heard time and again from survivors that they don’t get the education, quantity, or quality of therapy they need.

    This is the 2nd part of the interview in which Elyse goes on to details to explain what she means by low cost but high quality. Exactly the type of support survivors need.

    • 27 min
    Episode 104 - Elyse Newland Part 1, changing the course

    Episode 104 - Elyse Newland Part 1, changing the course

    Elyse is an occupational therapist from Chattanooga, TN. She worked as a travel therapist across the country before returning home in 2019 to take a home health care position. Since she started working she’s recognized that the U.S. healthcare system is broken. She’s seen and heard time and again from survivors that they don’t get the education, quantity, or quality of therapy they need.

    This is the part 1 of the interview in which Elyse focuses on her story and what made her decide to start her journey to provide additional resource survivors and family needs.

    • 29 min
    Episode 103: Caregiving With a Holistic Approach

    Episode 103: Caregiving With a Holistic Approach

    Traveling Caregivers, a grassroots hope-faith based organization, is bridging the gap between self care while navigating a multitude of Caregiving concerns with a holistic lifestyle and advocacy.

    Dawn Renee founder of the Traveling Caregivers, a holistic caregiver, Reiki energy and Ayurvedic practitioner struggled for most of her life to understand the triggers that were causing her to experience migraines, allergies, Endometriosis, auto immune disorder, Diabetes II, Lyme, Epstein Bar, mold exposure, gallstones and chronic fatigue. Over the past decade with a holistic nature based lifestyle approach she has devoted her life to uncovering ways to self care and healing her own disorders while holding space for others and helping them find their own recipe to self care, balance, healing, and hope.

    For the last 5.5 years she has been a live in caregiver caring for a friend with stage 4 ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Scloerosis (aka Lou Gherig’s disease). Her friend is bedridden, on a ventilator, feeding tube, catheter requiring 24/7 care and support. Navigating caregiving at whatever level you are needing can easily be one of the most challenging tasks you may experience. Currently there are 54 million unpaid caregivers in the United States many of whom are just now trying to figure out how to manage their new challenges to living their lives while caring for a friend or loved one. Traveling Caregivers was created as a way to bring light to caregivers, to be a source of hope, encouragement and resources for those seeking holistic solutions to balance self care while they are caring for others.

    Dawn brings a creative and innovative approach to caregiving and is passionate about sharing her message of self care through her own personal caregiving experiences to inspire hope for others.

    • 30 min
    Episode 102: A Determined Journey - Mark Garman

    Episode 102: A Determined Journey - Mark Garman

    Mark Garman went through a traumatic event at the age of 15 that altered my life forever. Mark had brain surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) that was causing him to have seizures. During that surgery he suffered a stroke- along with other complications that changed his life forever. With any drastic, life altering change, in one’s life- it came with some getting used to. Mark took it in stride, overcame the odds, and conquered all obstacles in my way. As the years went by, it became apparent that everything happens for a reason. Not only was that embedded in his mind, but his motto became "My Choices Determine My Future."

    • 36 min
    Episode 101 - Enjoy the recovery process. Bill shares his journey

    Episode 101 - Enjoy the recovery process. Bill shares his journey

    Bill just celebrated the fact that his stroke occurred 17 years ago when he was 68 and still working every day to improve, even though most people see him as someone who has made a complete recovery. Bill had a career as a teacher, a salesman, and an executive in two different food companies. And now his life is devoted to helping other stroke survivors to be inspired with their own recovery.

    Listen to Bill and Professor Patricia Geist-Martin share this wonderful story.

    • 30 min

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