In the summer of 2016, Dr. Edra Kimmel was living the hectic life of a popular obstetrician/gynecologist.
She had patients to see, babies to deliver and surgeries to perform. So when she began feeling achy and feverish, she refused to let a few flu symptoms slow her down.
“I was too busy to deal with anything,” she said. But a couple of weeks later, she had to cry uncle.
“I woke up with complete right facial paralysis, both legs were completely numb and my abdomen felt like a girdle of numbness,” she said.