Incredible things that happened to people after surgery
In the struggle for the quality of life, and even for life itself, people sometimes find themselves in the operating room under the sapphires of surgical lamps. And every time the surgeons do everything possible to return the patient to normal life. True, the consequences of operations are sometimes simply unbelievable.
1. Change in the Rh factor of the blood after liver transplantation
15-year-old Demi-Lee Brennan not only received a new chance for life thanks to a liver transplant, she also acquired a new Rh factor in the blood. It is unbelievable, but the new liver changed the Rh factor of the girl’s blood from negative to positive. Although this sounds like a terrible side effect, Demi-Lee is actually very lucky. This means that she will not have to take anti-rejection medications for the rest of her life, as most people who have had transplants do. Doctors say they have no idea how this could happen.
2. Personality change after organ transplantation
Cases of changes in the Rh factor of the blood have never been mentioned earlier in history, but repeated other cases of postoperative changes are mentioned. In fact, many people who have transplanted organs note that their personality, tastes and interests change after the operation. And what’s more, many patients also find that they are starting to like the same things as the donor.
This concept is known as “memory transplant” or “body memory”. Despite the fact that most people consider such a theory impossible and claim that it is just a coincidence, some results of transplants are very difficult to explain. Bill Wall, who had a heart transplant, suddenly burst into tears while listening to the Sade song on the radio after the operation. Only later did he learn that his donor was a big fan of Sade.
Jamie Sherman from Arizona used to hate Mexican food, but after the operation she suddenly noticed an inexplicable craving for cheese enchiladas, bean burritos and tacos. She later discovered that her donor adored Mexican food, especially the cheese enchiladas. Similarly, Claire Sylvia woke up after the operation and the wild desire for beer, chicken nuggets and green pepper.
3. Hand, began to live its own life after brain surgery
To recover from epilepsy, Karen Brunet underwent an operation on the brain during which she had a dissected corpus callosum – a group of nerve fibers that connect the left and right hemispheres. Surgery cured Karen of epilepsy, but led to a completely different problem – someone else’s hand syndrome. Despite the ridiculous name, this neuropsychiatric disorder is very serious – it leads to a loss of control over one or both hands.
After the hemispheres of Brunet’s brain were disconnected, they began a constant struggle for control of her body. Today, Karen is constantly taking medications that help her cope with a similar problem. However, before the doctors found a solution, her hand lived its own life – she began to unfasten her blouse at the wrong time, take things out of her purse and leave them in random places, and even attack her mistress, striking her in the face.
4. Transforming into ultra-empathic after brain surgery
Brain operations are some of the most difficult in surgery, so it’s not at all surprising that patients sometimes experience unexpected complications (such as Karen Brunet’s alien arm syndrome). The patient, whose name remains unknown, underwent brain surgery to treat epilepsy.
Shortly after the operation, the woman noticed that she became too emotionally excited and took to heart not only the events of her life, but even what she saw on television or read in books. This lasted for fourteen years. As doctors noted, this was the first manifestation of a similar side effect after removing part of the temporal lobe of the brain.
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