Hong Kong Confidential
About This Show
Hong Kong Confidential is a podcast designed to educate and entertain. Jules Hannaford interviews interesting people in Hong Kong about their lives, personal journeys and secrets. Guests share their wisdom, experiences and insights with our audience. Guests include a doula, a dating and relationship coach, community leaders, LGBTQ+ activists, human rights defenders, abuse survivors, psychologists, life coaches, recovered addicts, authors, a fire fighter, a matchmaker, accomplished business women and many more. They all have fascinating stories to share.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Episode 50: Stroke
5 days ago
Kate McAlister was a fit and healthy 31-year-old early childhood educator from California working in Hong Kong, when she had a stroke. At first, she was misdiagnosed and sent home with a migraine but eventually after a whole night of vomiting, she went back to the hospital and was finally diagnosed with having a stroke. She shares her difficult journey in relation to returning to work too quickly and realising she needed to head home to stay with her parents to recuperate. Whilst back in The States, Kate pursued more medical advice by seeing other doctors and specialists, one of which whom made a connection with her stroke and the death of her aunt at 37, who passed away from a dissection in her heart- a similar occurrence to Kate's stroke. Kate explores her journey with grief and loss as she had to come to terms with the fact that her body was not the same as it used to be, and her lifestyle had changed dramatically given that she was an adventurous woman who lived life to the fullest. Kate struggled to discover her self- identity again after this huge life changing event and is still working on this aspect of her life to this day. Her fatigue was immense, and she had to spend a lot of time searching for strength and intestinal fortitude during her rehabilitation process. This is Kate's story of courage, resilience and recovery, and it is truly inspirational.
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