Episode 2 - fear of second stroke

Read a transcript of the podcast here.

For anyone who’s had a stroke, one of the biggest fears is whether it will happen again. We speak to general practitioner and author Dr Bill Williams, stroke survivor Nikki Mennel and occupational therapist Simone Russell about how not to let that anxiety hold you back. And with Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check underway, we discuss what you can do to reduce your risk.

Dr Bill Williams is a general practitioner and author of the book Bleed: Surviving cerebral catastrophe: a tale of the mind, love and modern medicine. It tells the literally life-and-death story of what happened when his wife Gisela had a brain haemorrhage while the two of them were camping in outback Australia. His book is available at billwilliamsbleed.com

Nikki Mennel had her stroke at the age of 39, which turned her life upside-down, but ultimately in a good way. She has since started her own business, and she shares her inspiring story as one of the Stroke Foundation’s StrokeSafe Ambassadors.

Simone Russell is an occupational therapist and one of the health professionals who answers questions on the National Stroke Foundation’s StrokeLine, 1800 STROKE (1800 787 563) and at enableme.org.au.

Episode 2 - fear of second stroke

Read a transcript of the podcast here.

For anyone who’s had a stroke, one of the biggest fears is whether it will happen again. We speak to general practitioner and author Dr Bill Williams, stroke survivor Nikki Mennel and occupational therapist Simone Russell about how not to let that anxiety hold you back. And with Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check underway, we discuss what you can do to reduce your risk.

Dr Bill Williams is a general practitioner and author of the book Bleed: Surviving cerebral catastrophe: a tale of the mind, love and modern medicine. It tells the literally life-and-death story of what happened when his wife Gisela had a brain haemorrhage while the two of them were camping in outback Australia. His book is available at billwilliamsbleed.com

Nikki Mennel had her stroke at the age of 39, which turned her life upside-down, but ultimately in a good way. She has since started her own business, and she shares her inspiring story as one of the Stroke Foundation’s StrokeSafe Ambassadors.

Simone Russell is an occupational therapist and one of the health professionals who answers questions on the Stroke Foundation’s StrokeLine, 1800 STROKE (1800 787 563) and at enableme.org.au.