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Melanie Dunlop

About Today’s Guest – Melanie Dunlop

Melanie Dunlop is originally from Nova Scotia, now a nurse practitioner, specializing in brain injury. She works out of the rehab in Halifax Nova Scotia, as well as several other platforms which allow her to cater more towards individual’s needs.

She has been working in her field for seven years and has an experienced and insightful view as we talk about what brain injury looks like, and how it has evolved with medicine over the last decade. In addition, her experience in the field lends to her ability to touch on what practices can be helpful for recovery, and how to manage the everyday of living with a brain injury.

About Your Host – Chloe Luckett

Chloe LuckettAlthough every guest I speak with on the podcast is unique, everyone has their own story, and no two brain injuries are alike, I can relate.

In 2016 I sustained a traumatic brain injury and a broken neck while cycling in Halifax. I spent a month in the hospital, a month in rehab, and then moved home with my parents for the next four months. Nothing has quite been the same since. Whether it’s quickly cycling through a whole range of emotions or none at all, to imagining parties outside my room in the hospital, it feels like there’s always something I can connect to with a guest. Yet I continue to be surprised and inspired by the survivors I meet and am looking forward to hearing their stories.

Every day with a brain injury can look or feel different, but I think it’s important to look for the humour in all of it. Because if we can’t laugh at our beautiful broken brains, then what can we do?

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