'Waking up' in surgery was planned
Polish teen Iga Jasica made headlines recently when a news report went viral that she "accidentally woke up" during brain surgery and had a conversation about cats with the surgical staff.
The 19-year-old was undergoing brain surgery at the Central Clinical Hospital in the city of Katowice in south-west Poland last December to remove a cancerous growth.
The teen later revealed on her Facebook page that her consciousness during the procedure was all planned.
She wrote that she underwent awake craniotomy, where she was woken up intentionally during the procedure, and that many of the articles in various media about her surgery had "a lot of mistakes".
She explained that her doctors were far from being shocked.
The only part of the reports that was true: The mid-brain surgery conversation about cats.