Pain Awareness Month 2015 – Feature 2 – Trudy Thomas, Living with HOPE Radio Show

Living with HOPE began in 2007 under its original title Living with RSD. It was Trudy Thomas’ hope to learn more information about her own health issue, the debilitating and painful illness RSD/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and with that a show was born. Bringing both traditional Western Medical Practices and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners with expertise in prevention to cutting edge technology.

Living with HOPE- Trudy Thomas

Trudy Thomas is returning to radio!

Stay tuned!

Trudy empowered, informed and educated her listeners with information that wasn’t always readily available in a patient’s local area. Through the power of the internet she had the ability to bring you some of the most knowledgeable physicians, researchers, and advocates in the world.

Guests/Interviewee’s have included: Physicians, Counselors, Spiritual Healers, Psychologists, Pain Management Specialists, Alternative and Homeopathic Healer’s, Energy Healer’s, Medical Authors, Biographers, Researchers, Reiki Master’s, Herbalists, Chinese Medicine Practitioners, Clinical Trial Physicians, Patients, Patient Authors, many more.

Some Topics have included: Meditation, Biofeedback, Guided imagery, Relaxation techniques, Breathing exercises, Holistic healing, Energy healing, Coping strategies, Distraction, Depression, Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Pain Management, Medication management, Ketamine, Calmare (Scrambler Therapy), Mirror therapy (Mirror Box), DMSO, Low Light Laser Treatment Therapy (LLLT), Functional Restoration, IVIG, Neuropathies, RSD/CRPS, Herbal Remedies, Chinese Medicine, Neuro Inflammatory Disease (NID) and much more.

Trudy broadcasted live from PAINWeek 2013, September 5th and 6th. Hosting the Featured Living with HOPE Radio Show with Co Host Barby Ingle of the Power of Pain Foundation. Together they interviewed 4 doctors each day with varying backgrounds in pain and treatments.

Trudy’s network was the original hot spot for the Burning for a Cure show with Barby Ingle.

Trudy was the Nevada Ambassador for the Power of Pain Foundation until 2014.

She is the 2012 recipient of the Melanie McDowell Chronic Pain Awareness and Advocacy Award.
http://powerofpain.org/mcdowell-advocacy-award/

Trudy’s live shows ceased approximately 9 months ago. The archives are available for you.

Her Living with HOPE Show on the Body, Mind and Spirit Network became a featured Blog Talk Radio Broadcast in February of 2013 and retains that featured status today. Her flavorful interviews, upbeat personality, and casual atmosphere gave us a mixture of guest education, information and awareness, co hosting fun, thousands of listeners and our body, mind and spirits were left fulfilled with either something learned, something gained or something to look forward to. Hope.

Living with Hope
Body, Mind and Spirit Network

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebodymindandspiritnetwork

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Living with RSD
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https://www.google.com/#q=living+with+rsd+blogtalkradio

Living with Hope was originally known as Living with RSD

Trudy can be contacted at: goldfield_nv@hotmail.com.

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Living With Hope: Patient Spotlights

 

LivingWithHOPETrudyThomasNewFeatured Blog Talk Radio Host Trudy Thomas puts the Spotlight on Youth related pain and diseases. Each Monday at 4:00 p.m Pacific time/7:00 p.m Eastern.

Patient Spotlight Night to spotlight youth in pain stories of the @powerofpain youth fundraisers –

Tune in to hear about 4 different diseases and how the kids and the families are working to overcome the challenges.

Living with Hope Radio Show on the Body, Mind and Spirit Network

 

Listen to: Living with Hope Patient Spotlights Monday July 21, 2014

To join the shows, Call (347) 884-9691 Stay on the line to listen,  press 1 to speak to the Host or Guests. You can also follow the link above and log in from your computer, use a headset and join in the chat room.

Trudy has been the Nevada Ambassador for the Power of Pain Foundation for years now.

She started her show in 2007.  It has excelled to it’s ‘featured” status on Blog Talk Radio.

The Power of Pain Foundation‘s Patient Fundraiser Program for Youth offers front page exposure on POPF’s main page for those fundraising for medical related issues, treatment, equipment, life saving measures, and more for those between 0-20 years of age.

Power of Pain and Living with Hope offers parents or the youth themselves a chance to tell their stories, teaching us about illnesses we may not otherwise know of, raise awareness in new areas, learn more about illnesses that we do, and show these parents, children, pre teens and teens, we care.

If you know someone who qualifies, please contact us

POPF National Youth Ambassador, Kurtis VanFleet  Kurtis@powerofpain.org

Feel welcome to contact me also.

Trudy is also live Friday morning’s at 9:00 a.m PST. Each show is pain related, whether holistic or conventional. There is always something to learn. Episodes are archived, available to listen to and ready for download.

Broadcasting Live From PAINWeek 2013 Living With HOPE

 

 

Broadcasting live from PAINWeek 2013 Host Trudy Thomas of the Featured Living with HOPE Radio Show will be on the air with Co Host Barby Ingle of the Power of Pain Foundation and together they will be interviewing 4 doctors a day with varying backgrounds in pain and treatments that they each have to offer. Each doctor will get 15 mins of air time.

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Trudy and Barby will be doing a 1 hour broadcast live from PAINWeek on Sept. 5th and 6th.

Be sure to stop by the chat room or phone in to listen and find out which doctors will be featured.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebodymindandspiritnetwork

Call in to speak with the host and guest speakers  (347) 884-9691 

Are you living with a chronic illness? Chronic Pain?

Depression? You are not alone.  Join us to meet some amazing guests who have walked the same path and come out on the other side.

This show delivers hope, practical advice, ways to find your own path and would like to hear from you about your journey.

 

A Spiritual Reading by Joshua John Psychic Medium on Spirit Secrets with Host Trudy Thomas (Includes the Poem- My Dearest Daddy)

Living with HOPE Radio Show with Host Trudy Thomas LogoYesterday on Spirit Secrets a show on the Body, Mind and Spirit Network with Featured Blog Talk Radio Host Trudy Thomas I decided to call in and ask a question about my father who passed away in my early 20’s.

You can listen to the entire show at the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebodymindandspiritnetwork/2013/05/25/spirit-secrets

Do to the high volume of calls Joshua will be coming back on the show at a later date and will also be appearing in the future on the Living with HOPE Show.

You can listen to my question and Joshua’s reading for me between: 79.09 – 82.06 of the show linked above.

You can listen via a player or download it for your convenience or right from the site itself.

I have to give Joshua validation for he read me without knowing me, he was able to feel and connect. I gave him no information, just my question, this story isn’t readily available to be found, no one knew I was calling. I never gave my age at the time of my dads passing. It was all spot on. Maybe it doesn’t work for everyone, but it did for me. I hope it does for you also.

My question to Joshua was if he could feel any messages my father might have for me. His feelings were amazing. You can here my voice break on the call or recording. Many of the things Joshua mentioned to me was told to me by my dad on his death bed. And the rest gave me a sense of freedom finally. As you listen you will understand what Joshua meant about my dads chest. The cancer had eaten away a couple of his ribs and the others busted through his posterior chest wall. He was in agonizing pain. He was carried in to a hospital in Chico Ca with part of his body paralyzed and never came out except to be transported to my home where I lived with my husband and 2 daughters of 2.5 years and 3.5 years. I had been married nearly 4 years by then. Our living room looked like a hospital room. Hospital bed, trapeze, hoist, potty chair, you name it it was there. I changed his diapers, cared for him and combed his hair often. He liked his hair combed. He had gone through radiation in the hospital but it was too late, he was inoperable. He came home to me to die. From the day he walked into that hospital to the day I closed his eyes was 5 weeks. So much was un diagnosed. I became his advocate at 22, I fought for his Social Security but he was denied. He received his first check 2 weeks after he passed. It was a hard long fight. I lost twin babies of my own that previous year 1990. I lost my dad September of 1991 to inoperable lung cancer.

I kept a in depth journal of the time I spent caring for my dad and my mom as she came to live with us too. But I was the one who had to be strong and take care of everyone else. I really have not grieved for his loss yet. He was a long haul truck driver most of my life and that’s where I imagine him to be. He’s on the road that’s why he’s not here. I haven’t gone back to those journals too much contained within them, I wrote several times a day, went to hospice and stopped going after a time being. When I closed his eyes I had to had to remove his clenched hands from the hospital bed rails. I criss crossed his arms over his chest and laid him to rest and whispered in his ear how much I loved him and would see him again. It was early in the morning, my husband had just left for work, my youngest daughter came in to get me, I knew something was wrong, I think she saw him passing and he either waved her away or waved his hands to go get me either way I sensed it and went to him right away, he was passing, not cold yet. He was a no-code. He sternly made me promise and he put this on me and me alone to not call 911 for they would only revive him to die again with tubes in him. The hardest decision I ever had to make. But I promised! I kept that promise and let him go. Other than his hands bracing himself for that ride to heaven, he went peacefully. And then I walked in circles, I tried not to panic, I woke my mother and family calls were made. The coroner came later to pick him up. He did not need an autopsy. My husband, his father and I made the funeral arrangements. My husband arranged my dad his 21 gun military salute.

I’m going to leave this story here. It’s too long to continue.

I’m including a poem at the bottom I wrote for my dad and read at his funeral, first published at Memorial Lawn and then various other places.

You can also listen to the Living with HOPE Show and other Shows on the Body, Mind and Spirit Network here: http://blogtalkradio.com/thebodymindandspiritnetwork

The Living with HOPE Radio Show is sponsored by the Power of Pain Foundation.

Joshua-John is a 21 year old Psychic Medium who communicates with crossed over loved ones, angels and Spirit guides. He currently studies with Lisa Williams and Pat Longo (Theresa Caputo’s teacher).

Josh has come through an incredibly difficult first 19 years, and demonstrates an amazingly positive attitude and a wisdom and maturity far exceeding his age.

Joshua uses empathy to receive information from those he is reading for, and from the spirit world. He communicates and interprets feelings, pictures, letters numbers, and direct communication. He brings messages from the heart – intended to help heal, direct and guide you on your journey.

If you have questions about love, health, career, spirituality or loved ones, a reading by Joshua John will most likely amaze you.

To learn more about Joshua or to book a private reading with him please visit his website:

www.askjj.org

https://www.facebook.com/jjmedium

MY DEAREST DADDY

This page is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Lauren E. Wood~ 06-06-38 – 09-07-91

ON SEPTEMBER SEVENTH 1991,

I CLOSED YOUR EYES-

ALL I CAN SAY IS I LOVE YOU,

I CAN’T SAY GOODBYES.

I WISH YOU WOULDNT HAVE LEFT US,

I PRAYED YOU WOULDNT GO AWAY-

I WOULD HAVE TAKEN YOUR PAIN IN A MINUTE,

IF YOU COULD HAVE JUST BEEN OKAY.

JESUS CALLED ON YOU FOR A REASON,

ONE WE CAN’T YET UNDERSTAND-

HE TOOK YOUR PAIN AWAY FOREVER-

HE PUT YOU IN GODS HANDS.

NOW YOU CAN WALK DADDY

AND RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN-

YOUR BODY CAN’T HURT ANYMORE-

YOU’RE STILL 100% A MAN.

NO ONE CAN SAY ANY DIFFERENT,

SOME WERE ALSO WRONG,

BUT THEY ARE THE ONES TO BE JUDGED-

WHEN THAT DAY COMES ALONG.

I’M PROUD OF YOU DADDY,

YOU ALWAYS DID YOUR BEST,

OUR MEMORIESS ARE FOREVER-

NOW WE LAY YOU DOWN TO REST.

SO DADDY WALK WITH MAMA,

YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE-

SHE’S LOVING YOU TO PIECES POKEY,

FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.

EVERYTHING YOU TAUGHT ME,

I’LL KEEP DOING IT RIGHT,

LET ME ALWAYS BE THE TWINKLE-

IN MY DADDYS EYES.

LETS CLOSE OUR OWN EYES AND MAKE A WISH,

FOR YOUR ETERNAL LIFE I CLOSE WITH THIS-

IMMORTALITY IS A TOTALITY OF TIME,

WITH NO BEGINNING OR END…

HEAVENS LIFE IS NEVER ENDING,

SO DADDY, ‘TIL WE MEET AGAIN.
©1991-2013 Twinkle Wood-VanFleet/Golden Rainbow Poetry Creations/All rights reserved.

p.s Sorry for the caps. My mom is now happily remarried. My mom and dad shared 25 years together before his passing.

~Twinkle VanFleet