This is the last episode of the year, and it's a little different. I'm sharing my 10 favorite hacks of the weeks for the year.
Special thanks to Emilee Mason, Kristen Dingman, the folks from the Slow Road to Better, and Whitney Morean for their contributions. And thanks to all the guests who joined me and generously shared their stories in 2018
Before we get to the hacks, I want to share a story from Doctor Who. In the episode Heaven Sent, which is one of the best episodes the show has ever released, the lead character, The Doctor, a time-travelling super smart alien, finds himself stuck in some sort of prison. He has to gradually work his way out. Eventually, he figures out how, and he tells a story created by the Brothers Grimm about a bird:
Stroke recovery is a long, slow process, and sometimes it feels like an eternity.
As a stroke survivor you are not the mountain. You are the bird. And you are a hell of a bird.
Peel a Banana
My Stroke Story and Goals
It’s All in my Head and tpA/Thrombectomy Updates
Prevent Shoulder Subluxation
Mis en Place
Valsalva and the PFO
Microsoft Ability Summit and Neurofatigue after Stroke
Meet OT Emilee Mason
Adjust to CPAP/BiPAP
Meet Gen X Stroke Survivor Kristen Dingman
Dealing w/ Aphasia
The Slow Road to Better
Wear an Apron
Meet OT Lauren Sheehan
Meet Whitney Morean
You may notice a slight echo in my intro and outro. I'm producing this episode from Currently Speaking Studios East (AKA my mother's guest bedroom) and experimenting with a different setup.
Also, for those who are curious, the sound clip between hacks is the sound of a Kodak slide projector changing slides -- the non-PowerPoint variety.
[caption id="attachment_524" align="alignnone" width="169"] Miles (http://traveling-penguin.blogspot.com/) considers starting his own podcast. He fell behind on his blog so he's also considering Instagram to chronicle his adventures, He's a busy bird[/caption]