Waking Up During Surgery

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There is a difference between output and outcome. Allow me to explain. I have survived open heart surgery, twice, one of which I woke up during. I have also survived an infection of the bloodstream, secondary to an infection of the heart. I was abused as a child, lost both parents at the young age of fourteen, and have slept several nights in my car due to homelessness. Each of these are circumstances produced one thing - a goal to survive. The outcome of each circumstance define its effectiveness. Waking up during surgery initiated my interest in anesthesia and the motivation to pursue it. Having knowledge of the heart and its processes developed from my cardiac complications have enabled an advantage to excel academically. Advocating for
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