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EPISODE SEVEN - NIKI JONES - BIKE RIDER, HORSE LOVER AND ADVOCATE FOR BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT - KEEP CURIOUS

Welcome to Episode 7 - Where host Frankie Dewar talks to Niki Jones in Llanfihangel Talyllyn in Wales. Niki is a huge cheerleader for the EOW community, sending messages of support from before the trip happened, all the way through to the end. As well as sharing and supporting episodes of the EOW podcast every week. Niki has been a huge part of making the trip happen and the stories come to life, and in this episode she tells us all about her journey and her adventures through life. 

 

They Talked About: 

 

  • How Niki had come home for christmas and suddenly developed trgeminal neuralgia 

  • How she was made redundant from her job 

  • Moving back to wales and falling down a dark hole of pain, treatments and operations 

  • Finding the curable app https://www.curablehealth.com/

  • Her journey learning about her own pain 

  • Working with animal behaviourism and classical conditioning 

  • Journey with withdrawal from pain medication 

  • How she found out she was going through withdrawal 

  • Starting the tapering journey 

  • 2 years on - how things are going now 

  • Coping strategies 

  • Using your inner compass 

  • Riding and Niki’s relationship with her horses 

  • Moving to cycling and the joy of being on the bike 

  • All about the pilot study with muddy care https://muddycare.co.uk/about-us 

  • Surfing , walking and ebiking 

  • Getting out on the bike - “cycling to a feeling in my body” 

  • Building up to 30km 

  • Tips to get outdoors 

  • How Niki’s journey shaped who she is now 

  • Authenticity, Bravery and Happiness 


 

And niki leaves us with the advice for her younger self that “You’ll have a horse of your own, it will happen” as well as the advice to “Keep Curious”  

 

You can find out more about Niki’s story here: 

She is happy to be contacted on facebook Nikki Ruthie 

Twitter 

Youtube 

Frankie’s Links: 

Instagram 

Twitter 

 

Find out more about her cycle trip here. 

 

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