Life After Cardiac Arrest


#009 The flanking manoeuvres of survivor Joanna Balgarnie

Season 1, Ep. 9

Paul talks with cardiac arrest survivor Joanna Balgarnie. Joanna's life as a military wife seems to be coming to calmer times as she and her family return to the UK after an extended period abroad. However, things don't go to plan when she has an unexpected and sudden cardiac arrest whilst sharing a bed with her daughter in a strangers house. Joanna talks openly about the event, the impact it has had on her and her families life and how she has overcome the problems that have been thrown at her since. She talks about how she has adapted to the multiple ICD shocks and loss of her driving license including moving house, changing job and utilising the governments Access to Work scheme. Be aware that this episode gets quite emotional at times and the subject of suicide is touched upon, if you feel in need of someone to talk to please call the Samaritans on 116 123. Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded June 2019

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