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Dean S. Lewis Incredible Recovery From Multi-Organ Failure
Dean S. Lewis spent 2 months in the ICU after having multi-organ failure of unknown origin. If you saw him walking down the street today, you probably would not think that he had Peripheral Neuropathy. Just a few short years ago, it wasn't like that at all. At age 25, he was diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy. For a few days, he had this pain in his stomach, so he went to the doctors to get it sorted. This was at the end of July 1998.They gave him some antibiotics, but what neither the doctor nor Dean knew at the time was that he was actually allergic to it...
Soon after, he developed a really high fever. He had to go back to the hospital, but the doctors did not have a clue what was happening. Dean was informed that his organs were beginning to fail. It had something to do with all his red blood cells, which were starting to break down.
The doctors had to put him in a chemically induced coma and the rest is history. He woke up in another hospital several weeks later. His symptoms worsened and it was lights out once more. However, this time when he woke up it was different. He had developed neuropathy that was caused by the critical illness which had him in the ICU for nearly two months hooked up to life support and in an induced coma.
Dean can recall the feeling when he heard the news... it was in mid-October of 1998 when the nursing staff positioned him upright with his feet dangling off the bed. His feet suddenly felt like hot oil was poured on them and he was been bitten by a million ants. If you have been bitten by one of those big red ants you know what he experienced. This was the beginning of one of the most painful moments in Dean’s life and his battle with Peripheral Neuropathy. His body would go through periods of numbness, tingling, cold, burning and he would get the chills and tremors. Late fall/early winter was most frustrating because despite the cold weather, he could not have anything touching his feet or he would feel excruciating pain and discomfort.
Today however, Dean is able to live his life without been severely impacted by his neuropathy or chronic pain. His was featured in the Dec/Jan 2014 issue of Neurology Now magazine as one of the top patient blogs for neuropathy.
Dean has written a book, “9 Simple Steps to Reduce The Pain From Peripheral Neuropathy or Chronic Pain” that is available on http://www.livingwithperipheralneuropathy.com/
Along with being an author, Dean is a Life Coach where he helps others to achieve their goals and succeed in their life.
What people say about Dean:
“Just wanted to let you know I am almost finished reading your book and it is excellent. I found my husband reading over my shoulder at times. I totally agree with all your ideas. You take them one step more to really work on it”
“Dean has been helping me for a long time on different projects. He provides wise and expert advice. If you have the opportunity to be in constant contact with Dean, you better do it. My life has changed since I have him available to answer my questions and coaching me on my struggles”
“If you have the chance to work with Dean, take it. He will guide you to accomplish whatever you want to accomplish, no matter the challenge. He will show you how to actually get it done” Jonathan B.
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