In January of 2014 Lori had her tonsils removed, a routine surgery for most folks. While recovering at home, she had a severe reaction to the antibiotics and pain medications she was on and was found in her home by her boyfriend unresponsive. She was severely hypoxic and dehydrated, requiring interosseous hydration. At the trauma center in Duluth, MN, she was in a coma for 3 days and the ICU for 10. Miraculously, upon leaving she proved to be able to cook for herself so that hospital let her go home alone. She suffered from many symptoms afterward including an abnormally low desire to be around people, even her closest loved ones. Nearly 8 years later, a massive blood clot was found in her right leg and upon imagining a schwannoma was discovered in surrounding her right femoral nerve. The schwannoma brought on much pain, and Lori found herself anxious, depressed, and wheelchair bound. This didn’t stop her from being her own advocate as finding a rehab program at the Mayo Clinic where she went from using a wheelchair to walking with a cane in just 5 days. Now she doesn’t use any assistance devices to get around. She is truly a powerful, inspiring woman, and she shares the mindset and tools she has used to get to where she is today. Enjoy!
Lori is happy to talk to anyone that needs someone to chat with. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org