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Season 3: Episode 17: Choices in the Unknown

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Season 3: Episode 17: Choices in the Unknown

 

Have you ever had to make a Sophie’s Choice? What feelings intrinsically come along with being forced to choose one essential life necessity over another? Louise delves deep into the experience through personal journal notes and the teachings of grief in the face of impossible choices. She shares shocking information about what it takes to wean off a ventilator. And she poses a provocative challenge to the physical rehab teams. You will also hear from Margaret Apple, a mom at the Shepherd Center at the same time Louise and Archer were there, and her recollections of her time of great uncertainty about the future of her son. Join Louise as she explores the moments that allowed her to step back and see the broader picture and gain new insights into what is possible.

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Margaret Apple, a mother of a son who had suffered a traumatic brain injury around the same time as Archer’s injury who was also a patient at the Shepherd Center. Her happenstance connection to Louise allowed both to open space to the grieving process and to be vulnerable about their doubts and uncertainties.

 

Blink of an Eye is created by Louise Phipps Senft and co-produced by Louise Phipps Senft and Zera Bloom. Theme music is by Victoria Vox.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by the Blink of an Eye Non Profit: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S. Blink of an Eye provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. Blink of an Eye also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. To donate and find out more, visit www.blinkofaneye.org or events.icthat.org.

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod

 

Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

 

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

#lovehealstrauma

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

Music in this episode is:

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5867-emotionalism

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Soft Interlude by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7766-soft-interlude

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Season 3: Episode 16: Margaritas for Trauma Healing

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Sometimes blessings and support come in the most unexpected forms, and from the most unlikely sources. A phone call in the middle of the night, or a fast-food frozen margarita with near-strangers – this might be all we need to remember we are not alone in the journey. Join us again while we continue the journey at the Shepherd Center, where you will hear sage advice from other SCI families along the way, like Kelly Sydnor, whom you heard a wise text from back in Episode 15. Guide your spirit to a place of rest as you learn about the importance and power of receiving care and support from people who have been in similar circumstances. Your Blink of an Eye Family is here to lend you a hand too.

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

Kelly Sydnor, a fellow mother of a son who has tetraplegia.  Thanks to a surprise connection of an old college friend of Louise’s, Kelly, a then stranger, reached out to Louise in her crisis as way of giving back in gratitude to those who helped her and her son navigate the quadriplegia path.  She offered Louise a guiding hand along the arduous path of negotiating through the medical sphere while at the Shepherd Center based on her own similar experiences.  She is now a dear friend of Louise, as well as a wonderful source of advice and wisdom for Mom’s of kids with SCI.

 

Our theme music is Victoria Vox.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by the Blink of an Eye Non Profit: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S. Blink of an Eye provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. Blink of an Eye also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. Blink of an Eye will host the inaugural symposium The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022. To register or donate and find out more, visit www.blinkofaneye.org

 

To find out more about Louise and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, www.BaltimoreMediation.com and www.BeingRelational.com.  

 

To find out more about learning relational mediation skills for navigating hospital and medical conflict and trauma, visit the website BaltimoreMediation.com.  

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

To find out more about Archer and to see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything  #lovehealstrauma  #beginagain

 

Music in this episode is:

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5867-emotionalism

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Soft Interlude by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7766-soft-interlude

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3367-angel-share

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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