Diez años

Cupcake celebrating surviving
botched brain

Earlier this month, I celebrated ten years ( diez años ) since surviving my shunt being moved during a revision surgery in April 2009.  I didn’t know at the time my shunt had been moved. At the hospital, I wasn’t properly intubated as the tube used was too large for my throat. I stopped breathing after the surgery around 2am while in a hospital room.  When I opened my eyes, my lungs were burning and I couldn’t get air down my throat.  I could still feel the sensation of the tube inside even though it had been removed. I was given oxygen and barely started breathing again after what seemed like a very long time.

A month later, I graduated with my first Master’s degree.

Then the shunt drama continued….

I’m noticing a pattern when I enter into higher education, I end up having brain surgery. When I was enrolled in my second Master’s program, I had brain surgery then too.

I’m not planning on returning to school anytime soon….

Cupcakes are always a joy during survival anniversaries such as this one. Still here and raising awareness….