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SOURCE Dr. Paul Christo
~Married to Actor Patrick Swayze for 34 Years
~~Discussion on the Pain and Rewards of Being a Caregiver
CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Paul Christo, host of Aches and Gains on SiriusXM Radio, Family Talk 131 today announced that Lisa Niemi Swayze, wife of the late actor Patrick Swayze and Mr. Swayze's caregiver during his battle with pancreatic cancer, will be appearing as his guest on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. EST. Part II of the interview with Lisa will air on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EST.
Lisa will give listeners a rare glimpse into what it was like to care for her husband Patrick Swayze during the last 22 months of his life. She will talk about the physical and emotional pain, the rewards of caregiving, and how the journey has influenced her life. She will also discuss how her experience is brought to light in her book, Worth Fighting For.
"I am so pleased to be a part of Dr. Christo's show, Aches and Gains. We never wish to face serious illness or injury and its accompanying discomfort and pain, but some of us end up traversing that difficult, unknown territory. That Dr. Christo's show strives to provide a road map through those challenging times is fantastic, and much needed," said Lisa Niemi Swayze.
"Lisa Swayze is a very courageous woman. Being a caregiver is certainly a life-changing experience. It can also be a life-affirming experience. A caregiver has a vital role in the day-to-day physical health and emotional support of someone who's fighting a life-threatening disease. I am honored to have Lisa appear on the show to share the challenges of being a caregiver," said Dr. Christo.
The broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM Radio, Family Talk Channel 131 Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST. Podcasts of the show will also be available on www.paulchristomd.com.
About Dr. Paul Christo
Dr. Paul Christo is one of America's foremost experts on relieving pain and currently serves as Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Christo hosts Aches and Gains, the first talk show on overcoming pain that airs weekly on SiriusXM Radio.
Dr. Christo is a board-certified, Harvard-trained anesthesiologist and Hopkins-trained pain medicine specialist. He lectures internationally, serves on editorial boards, teaches, co-edited three textbooks on pain, and has published over 80 articles and book chapters on topics related to pain treatment.
He is widely consulted by the media and has appeared as a guest on Dr. Mehmet Oz's satellite radio show, The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV, NPR radio (The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation), Good Morning America Health, and Retirement Living Television's Healthline. He served as the pain expert for the live Web Chat series on Pain Management, hosted by the Tribune newspapers and Baltimore Sun. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Christo has also earned an MBA from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Health Care Management.
About Lisa Niemi Swayze
Lisa Niemi Swayze has spent decades in the film industry. She wrote, directed and produced the film "One Last Dance" in 2004. In addition to other projects, she directed her husband, Patrick, in "My Brother's Keeper", one of the episodes from the acclaimed television series The Beast in 2008. She is an actress and dancer, a motivational speaker for caregivers, and the national spokesperson for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. She was the primary caregiver for her husband, Patrick Swazye during his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Tommy Pruitt, VP Communications
The Keynote Group
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