Michelle Elman was born hydrocephalus, an excess of cerebrospinal fluid, and doctors later discovered that she had a brain tumour.
In a shocking revelation, a woman has revealed what it felt like to die after she flat-lined during a brain surgery.
According to a story published in MailOnline, the woman, Michelle Elman, 25,
was born hydrocephalus, an excess of cerebrospinal fluid, and doctors later discovered that she had a brain tumour.
When Michelle went into surgery at the age of 11, she flat-lined, and she remembers floating above her bed.
Speaking to Loose Woman, Michelle called death 'peaceful and calm' and hopes to reassure people that it isn't as scary as they might think.
Michelle has spent her life in and out of hospital, and had 15 surgeries in the first 20 years of her life, including operations to fix an obstructed bowel and punctured intestine.
When she was 11 she went under the knife again for a brain tumour, and says she died for a few seconds.
She explained, “I still remember floating above my bed,” before adding, “What's really nice to know is it's a really calm sensation when you die, and that's what I'd like to tell people because it gives you a bit solace that even in the last moments it's really peaceful and really calm.”
Elman however, admits that she did not talk about it for years since she feared it made her sound a bit crazy.
Now her health has stablised Michelle is working as a body confidence coach after years of surgery left her with several scars on her stomach.
Michelle now runs an Instagram account called Scarred Not Scared on which she posts body positive messages to encourage others be comfortable in their own skin.