A Minnesota Woman's Recovery After Being Hospitalized for COVID-19
July 21, 2020
Patty Secrest and partner of 18 years, Don Lydick, were both hospitalized for COVID-19 in late March. Don Lydick died on April 10. Patty was in a medically induced coma for three weeks in April and is still in recovery. Star Tribune interviewed Patty about her recovery journey and the complications she endured, emotionally and physically.
M Health Fairview Acute Rehab Unit Director, Liz Larsen, and PM&R Dr. Farha Ikramuddin shared what they have witnessed from their COVID-19 patients during the rehabilitation process. Click the button below to read the full interview.
The patients that are coming to us have a lot of challenges and a long road in front of them. The fatigue and the lack of energy in doing what you want to do lasts longer than we would have guessed. - Liz Larsen, Director of M Health Fairview’s Acute Rehab Unit