This podcast produced by members of the Stroke Comeback Center in Vienna, Virginia. In each episode our members share honest and uplifting stories of how they adapt to life after stroke and brain trauma, and what keeps them going on The Slow Road to Better.
Episode 104 - Weight...the ups and downs!
In this episode, the crew talks about how their weight has fluctuated, and the impact of medications, lack of exercise and movement and ultimately how it impacted their mood.
Episode 103 - Seizures: What the Crew has to say
In this episode, The Slow Road to Better crew talk about their experience with seizures. As usual, it is a mix of honesty and humor! REMEMBER....don't take your medical advice from these folks! Have questions? Ask your doctor.
Episode 102 - Dating - Everything you wanted to know but didn't ask!
In this episode, the Slow Road to Better crew has an honest, funny, serious and VERY ADULT conversation about dating.
Episode 101 - All about recreation!
In this episode, the crew talks to Allison Huck, Recreation Therapist from Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital. This episode is loaded with ideas and suggestions for accessing adapted sports and recreation and the benefits of fun on recovery.
Episode 100 - The Slow Road to Better Crew Reunion
In this episode almost ALL the former members of the Slow Road to Better crew come back to catch up, talk motivation, frustration and fun!
Episode 99 - Aphasia: Identity, Purpose and Meaning
In this episode, the Slow Road to Better Crew talks to Debra Meyerson and her husband Steve Zuckerman about her book Identity Theft. As June is aphasia awareness month, it made sense to talk about the impact of aphasia on personal identity, strength, and life's purpose and meaning. This is an awesome podcast!
YOU WILL find your “FRIENDS” on this valuable podcast
This is a fantastic podcast that will have you laugh and occasionally cry with real survivors who are transparent about the challenges and triumphs of their changed lives. It’s especially helpful for those newcomers who are feeling as if they are the only ones isolated and impacted by the challenges of Aphasia and stroke recovery in general. You will grow to feel like they are “FRIENDS.” As a speech-language pathologist working with stroke survivors I recommend this to all my patients and clients. Especially in this time of COVID — connection means everything! Tsgoyna Tanzman MA/CCC SLP
Slow road review
It is excellent! I am a five year stroke survivor with back problems. I enjoy the podcast because I like to listen to other survivors, sometimes it makes me laugh and sometimes it's serious.
Your Podcast gave me strength to keep fighting
I had a stroke in August 2017. At the time I had just got promoted to a job I worked hard to build since graduating college. My job focused on communication and writing. From the stroke I developed aphasia along with issues writing and typing. My speech therapist suggested to listen to podcasts. I came across your podcast and from the introduction I gain immediate relief listening to others that know what I was going through. I get stronger everyday and I continue to fight so I can live my best life. Thank you for inspiring us ❤️