A former beauty queen has undergone an incredible surgery where a quarter of her skull was removed and stored in her stomach while she recovered from a devastating head injury.
Surgeons removed the rear quarter of Jamie Hilton’s skull and placed in her abdomen so that the bone would remain sterile and nourished as her brain swelling subsided.
When the mother-of-three and former Mrs. Idaho woke up from the operation she found the large, hard lump in her stomach and a portion of her head missing.
The skull remained in her abdomen for 42 days until it was re-attached in a successful operation and now, three months after her near death experience the 36-year-old has returned home and below is what she wrote on her blog:.
“This experience has taught me that we ALL have scars. Some are obvious to the eye, and some are hidden, buried, and suppressed within. Life is truly a classroom, we are all being tested and tried. We truly cannot predict what trials we may face, but we can decide INSIDE how we will choose to take it, and what we will decide to do with it. I pray everyday that I am taking this experience and making it a thing of worth and beauty. I am choosing this day to find the VALUE in my scar, and in what this has taught me, my friends and family. Everyday I am humbled by the emails, texts, and phone calls I receive telling me how my adversity has influenced their life for the better. It truly makes me feel so blessed to be a positive part of so many peoples lives. GRATITUDE FILLS MY SOUL…
“Whether your scars are visible or not count them as a blessing! They are proof that you survived!”
See the pictures after the cut…