Cover of Book: Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness After Surgical Menopause by Lori Ann King

By Lori Ann King

Come Back Strong,
Balanced Wellness After Surgical Menopause,
Book by Lori Ann King

Life Lessons from Surgical Menopause, The Ultimate Comeback and Healing Journey for Women

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Imagine if you went to sleep one night and discovered your whole life had changed when you awoke the next morning. That happened to Lori Ann King when she went into surgery expecting one result but was faced with an entirely different reality – one that had a lasting impact on her life as she was dropped into full-onset surgical menopause, which she quickly learned was not your typical menopause.

Surgical Menopause: A Life-Altering Event

COME BACK STRONG is King’s personal journey with hysterectomy/oophorectomy, a life-altering event and surgery, and about finding balance in mind, body, and spirit after surgical menopause. It’s about

  • being empowered to play an active part in your own healthcare team.
  • managing expectations and choosing your perspective.
  • understanding the roller coaster of emotions in your own personal experience and finding relief from menopause.
  • uncovering and embracing your passion.
  • discovering your purpose.
  • learning to come back strong from a devastating life event, listen to your heart, and create a life you choose.
  • doing everything within your power to lessen some of the 34 symptoms of menopause

In Come Back Strong, Lori Ann King shares the vulnerable parts of her life, marriage, and experience, as well as the joys and celebrations of discovering a practical path back to balanced wellness.

Whether you have an impending surgery or are on natural menopause path, Come Back Strong offers real-world advice for your menopause transition and provides action steps for your own menopause transition.

What You’ll Learn from Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness After Surgical Menopause

  • Explanations of wellness and the challenges of menopause, including postmenopausal symptoms.
  • The difference between a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus, which does not typically result in premature menopause) and oophorectomy (the surgical removal of ovaries, resulting in an immediate menopause transition). FYI, Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both of a woman’s fallopian tubes.
  • The natural progression of menopause vs abrupt menopause.
  • Common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, brain fog, vaginal dryness, sleep issues, and weight gain.
  • The benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
  • The common hormones replaced in hormone therapy and how your doctor can help with hormone balance.
  • The difference between synthetic hormone therapy vs. bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
  • How to change your perspective, expectations, thoughts and words to improve your emotional health.
  • How complementary medicine can impact menopause symptoms.
  • The role of stress reduction in true health.
  • How your own healing journey through life struggles can lead you to live a more passionate life.

Praise for Come Back Strong

While Lori is not a dr. or hormone specialist, “…Come Back Strong is a gift to all women. It gives voice to so many who’ve been suffering silently for far too long. Lori Ann King’s journey reveals practical yet powerful techniques that will help you overcome regardless of your personal struggle. Her strength and compassion are an inspiration to us all.” (Theresa Lyn Widmann, owner Anahata Yoga and Healing Arts)

“Real, raw, informative! Lori Ann King has created a book that is such a gift for women who have gone through surgical menopause. You get a real sense of the struggle and accomplishments that can happen during this time. This short read is packed with research and information that is invaluable.” (Michelle Renar, L.M.T., owner of Hudson Valley Body Works)

“With intelligence and penetrating insight, Lori Ann King has given women who are facing or have already had a hysterectomy and/or oophorectomy the gift of a much-needed guide to help with the fear and confusion that often accompany this experience. She accomplishes this with candor and humor, freely sharing her own personal experiences and feelings on numerous topics that are common to having these procedures, including many that women are hesitant to discuss with their friends or even their doctors. Lori’s experience as a health and fitness coach really helps here. The reader will find numerous resources for finding her way back to wholeness.” (Foreword by Carolyn Rabiner, L.Ac, Dipl. C.H.)

“An extraordinary story by an extraordinary woman. Having had the honor of working with Lori for a year, I witnessed a spirit that elevated all around her. Lori’s book cuts through the esoteric nonsense about ‘bouncing back’ or ‘hanging in there,’ and gives you a beautiful, step-by-step process not just to come back, but to live a life of wonder and explode your potential.” (Mark Januszewski, author, speaker, and business trainer)

Educational, inspirational, and motivational.

“A well-written journey through dramatic life-changing effects of sudden menopause that leaves you with a positive outlook to handle life struggles.” (Mark W. Decesare, D.C.)

“Lori has captured the emotional and gritty resolve of someone dealing with and successfully tackling a challenging period of change and trauma that so many women seem to face quietly. Her words are humble, yet she confidently speaks of how to sit up and take control of her life, the way we all should consider doing. What I like most about this book is the true nature of the content will help all people when we face these changes in our lives. The timeline is different, yet the emotions are there for all of us, including men. So the book does not leave anyone out of the mix!” (Hollise Tirendi)

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If you are reading Come Back Strong with your book club, please contact Lori with the date, time, and zoom link for your book club meeting because Lori wants to crash into some of them!

About Lori Ann King, Author of the Balanced Wellness Series

Lori Ann King is on a mission to inspire you to live a life of true health, love, laughter, and freedom. She is an author, former wellness coach, and advocate for empowering women to live a more balanced life, especially during menopause. She shares her personal experience with you in hopes of promoting balance for women and helping you understand that your challenges don’t have to leave you on a solitary journey.

Lori has an undergraduate degree in Recreation from Western State College of Colorado and an advanced certificate in Information Management from Syracuse University.

When she’s not writing or coaching, you’ll find her with her husband Jim (personal trainer and certified sports nutritionist) on their bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, or in the gym.

Books by Lori Ann King, Life Lessons from Her Own Deeply Personal Experience

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Lori has a keen understanding of the mind-body component involved in the healing journey. For the reader who is willing to be “captain of her own ship,” the implications here are nothing less than profound.

– Carolyn Rabiner, L.Ac, Dipl. C.H.

FOR BOOK CLUBS

 

It’s thrilling to see that so many of you have chosen to read
Come Back Strong with your book club.

Lori Ann King, invitation to Live Life More Abundantly

If you are reading Come Back Strong with your book club, please contact Lori with the date, time, and zoom link for your book club meeting because Lori wants to crash into some of them!

Real, raw, informative.

Lori has created a book that is such a gift for woman who have gone through surgical menopause. You get a real sense of the struggle and accomplishments that can happen during this time. This short read is packed with research and information that is invaluable.

– Michelle Renar, L.M.T., owner, Hudson Valley Body Works

An extraordinary story by an extraordinary woman.

Lori’s book cuts through the esoteric nonsense about ‘bouncing back’ or ‘hanging in there,’ and gives you a beautiful, step-by-step process not just to come back, but to live a life of wonder and explode your potential.”

– Mark Januszewski, best-selling author, speaker, business trainer, Kauai

Someone Who Understands!

It’s hard to believe that a book about the trials, tribulations, and ultimate victory over the life-altering event of surgical menopause could be a page-turner, but it is! Lori has brought honesty, vulnerability, grit, and humor to this guidebook for “life after” sudden, abrupt menopause and shares how to return – not to the life you knew, but to a better life. Tips, tricks, laughter and love are in abundance here. Thank you, Lori Ann!

– Nancy Ottinger, Lenexa, Kansas

So helpful!

We all face struggles and although Lori’s struggle was based around a medical situation, I found her methods to cope were universal in application. I have read her book several times and especially liked chapter 6!

Lori writes with honesty and transparency about her own personal experience. Easy and quick read. Very informative and helpful. Lots of great tips and resources. Great book! Highly recommend it!

– Amy Van Holla Lowell, Michigan

A Gift to all Women.

“Come Back Strong is a gift to all women. It gives voice to so many who’ve been suffering silently for far too long. Lori’s journey reveals practical yet powerful techniques that will help you overcome regardless of your personal struggle. Her strength and compassion are an inspiration to us all.”
– Theresa Lyn Widmann, owner, Anahata Yoga and Healing Arts

Something for everyone, including men.

Lori has captured the emotional and gritty resolve of someone dealing with and successfully tackling a challenging period of change and trauma that so many women seem to face quietly. Bringing the language to others that we all seem to wish we could voice is such a valuable gift that Lori presents. Her words are humble, yet she confidently speaks of how to sit up and take control of her life, the way we all should consider doing.

What I like most about this book, is the true nature of the content will help all people when we face these changes in our lives. The timeline is different, yet the emotions are there for all of us, including men. So the book does not leave anyone out of the mix!

– Hollise Tirendi

Don't waste 16 years figuring things out for yourself.

I had a “complete hysterectomy” 16 years ago. I thought I knew what I had signed up for and I was ready.

But, as I read Lori’s book, it brought back memories of how I felt afterwards both physically and mentally. I thought that the way I felt was just what I had to go through and I had no choice in how I reacted to the way I felt.

I now wish I had had this book back then. Lori walks you through how to overcome many of the problems you will face if you are contemplating surgical menopause or if you have started down the natural menopause path. Her “guide” will help you each step of the way.

I highly recommend this book.

– Debbie Daniels, Haskell, OK

A Book That Tells the Truth.

We finally have a book that tells the truth: surgery is difficult and the changes to your body can be intense. Lori’s story is filled with helpful tips as she teaches us what doctors forget to mention: the road back to health may be long, but you can “Come Back Strong.” I appreciate the insights, medical advice and research in this book.
– Holly Winter, Author

Educational, inspirational, and motivational.

Educational, inspirational, and motivational. A well-written journey through dramatic life-changing effects of sudden menopause that leaves you with a positive outlook to handle life struggles.

– Mark W. DeCesare, D.C.

Warm and Welcoming.

This book sets a tone of support and encouragement sprinkled with dashes of humor to place the reader at ease. It helps to let a woman know that she is not alone as well as helping her friends and family know what she is going through. I know many will benefit from this read and I look forward to more publications from Lori Ann King.

– Deborah Tuttle

Exactly what I was looking for.

A straight forward book from a woman who’s been there. Easy to read without a ton of medical jargon. Lori’s book is packed with great tips and she explains things I can understand. My hubby even wants to read the book too so he can understand more from a woman’s perspective of what I am going through.

It is worth the read!!!

– Amazon Reviewer

Lori Ann King, Author of Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness after Surgical Menopause

Best Selling Author

Lori Ann King

Lori Ann King is on a mission to inspire you to live a life of true health, love, laughter, and freedom. She is the Amazon best-selling author of Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness after Surgical Menopause and a two-time contributor to Chicken Soup For the Soul series.

Lori has an undergraduate degree in Recreation from Western State College of Colorado and an advanced certificate in Information Management from Syracuse University.

When she’s not writing or coaching, you’ll find her with her husband Jim on their bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, or in the gym.