Unique Smiles: The Facial Paralysis Podcast

Episode 10: Jane Mateik (Nerve Trauma from Surgery)

December 16, 2019

In Episode 10 we talk to Jane Mateik about getting facial paralysis as a result of surgery to remove a tumor the size of a peach. We discuss the lack of a diagnosis from her doctors, her 10-hour brain surgery, her facial reconstruction surgeries, and the emotional challenges that stem from facial paralysis. We also discuss the importance of mourning the loss of your previous self, finding a support group and having a good sense of humor.


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Also, a big THANK YOU to Wes Hutchinson for allowing the use of his beautiful song, "Summer Love" for the podcast. You can check Wes' music at https://weshutchinson.com/  

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