Surgery Postponed

Many of you are familiar with my “klutziness”. I have fallen into more rooms and meetings than I can remember. 

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with hemi-dystonia. In its simplest terms, my brain often fails to communicate with the left side of my body. (Something I find incredibly ironic, having worked in communication for over thirty years.)

Created by Hobart Design Group

This past September, I fell down a flight of stairs, at home, very early in the morning; when most of my body started down the steps to the lower level of our home, while my left leg failed to “get the memo” and chose to stay in the kitchen. In landing at the bottom of seven steps, I knocked myself silly, impaled one of my favorite coffee mugs into my right leg, and had to have stitches above my right eye. I stayed overnight in the hospital for observation and was referred to a neuro-motion surgeon. 

Over the course of the last couple of months, we had decided to proceed with a deep brain stimulation surgery. It was scheduled for January 2. On Friday, December 28, we received confirmation that the surgery was postponed into February. 

My plan was to use this blog to update family and friends as to our progress – following surgery. Now, I’ll begin by sharing the delay. As my friend Marissa stated when told of the change in surgery, “God’s hand is in there somewhere.”

‘Ask me about my earrings’ is my way of using humor to open up the conversation. (Also, I have an incredible earring collection by some talented jewelry artists. We’ll talk about my earrings, without you having to directly ask why my head is bald following surgery.)

More to come. The days will fly by. Ask questions. Share funny stories.



  1. Prayers for you!! I an a klutz with no excuses, LoL. I pray that your surgery brings you complete healing…❤️❤️❤️

  2. You truly are one of the most beautiful people I know. Even when things seem odd (or insert your choice of word here, i.e., gloomy, depressing, unexpected, etc.) you articulate the situation in the most succinct way — with humor, wit and sincerity. I am glad I got this notice because I had not heard of your diagnosis and upcoming treatment. I think of you often – usually when I’m viewing your incredible talent in your daily painting project. My prayers are with you, and I’m always here if you need anything – big or small – don’t hesitate to call. Looking forward to more witty posts!
    Hugs! Lynn

  3. Can we share photos of our favorite, eye-catching earrings? Selfishly, I want to keep my favorites but how I want to shop for some grand ones for you.

  4. Thanks for this in your usual aplomb, style, and easy wit. (I’m an Oxford comma person) Complications arise, you handle them, life moves on.
    We cherish those whom we appreciate!
    Keep being you!

  5. You have always been one of my favorites, Lori! Admire your style, grace, optimism and faith. All in God’s timing! Always here for you and thank you for the update!

  6. You are amazing! One of my favorite people in the whole world…if I had the eye you did I would buy you earrings that people would ask you about. As it is, you know me well enough to know that you would have to pick them out and tell me what to buy… I’m behind you all the way! Much love ❤️

  7. Your earrings are gorgeous, but then, so is your smile, your eyes, your mouth, your bones…no need to focus on just hair! I know that there is a purpose for this delay and that you will use this time for healing in your own personal way. I see this resolving your situation while the entire medical team dances in celebration of helping one more person. It’s all good. God is greater. You are well.

  8. Dr. Marble tearfully shared your story with us in a meeting at work this morning. Many, many prayers from your Lion family for a successful surgery and easy recovery. By the way…he mentioned earrings. I have a feeling that you might need to prepare yourself! 🙂 Best of luck and God bless,

    Tani Montee

  9. Lori, you are an incredible lady who is loved by so many especially your husband Dr. Marble. As he shared with us what you wanted us to know, his love for you came through loud and clear. You’ve got me in your corner praying, lifting you up before our Heavenly Father. Keep up the faith and the humor. Earrings from Ghana on the way to you. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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