Angela Magana announced the operation on Twitter and even published a video in which she exchanged her concern with someone she identified as the anesthesiologist because, as she explained, she never went under & # 39; used to be
Mixed Martial Arts hunter Angela Magana got into a coma after complications due to anesthesia during an emergency operation in her hometown of Puerto Rico, but the 35-year-old mother started showing signs of improvement on Wednesday afternoon.
According to a text message sent by Magana & # 39; s manager Gabriel Lamastus to MMA Junkie: & # 39; she moves her hands and toes and blinks with her eyes. & # 39;
Lamastus later posted a video of herself on Twitter: & # 39; She had a slow recovery. She has moved her hands and she has opened and closed her eyes. So we are sure that she will get well soon. & # 39;
In anticipation of her planned fight on April 26, the former UFC goutweight hunter was diagnosed Tuesday with cauda equina syndrome, with nerve damage occurring below the spinal cord end.
Magana announced the operation on Twitter and even published a video in which she set out her concerns with someone she identified as the anesthesiologist because, as she explained, she had never been under & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I am generally very positive about everything, & # 39 ;, said Magana, wearing a surgical gown and cap, in the video prior to surgery. & # 39; It's just [that I have] never been under.
& # 39; Keep it positive, & # 39; the anesthesiologist answers.
& # 39; I feel like I won't wake up and die afterwards, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; You wake up, & # 39; he said, reassuring her. & # 39; Come on. & # 39;
A former UFC star, Magana (left) prepared for a fight on April 26 when she herniated a discus
This is not the first coma that Angela Magana has suffered. According to a 2014 report from Fox Sports, Magana suffered two major car accidents – one of which had remained unconscious for a few days – and she also suffered a broken back in 2007 after falling down a flight of stairs.
Magana suffered a hernia during training for her April 26 against Kyra Batara. Initially she tried to train through the pain, use medication and a nerve blocker, but as her coaches explained to MMA Junkie, it caused a neurological disorder.
She was eventually diagnosed with Cauda Equina Syndrome, where a bundle of nerves under the spinal cord is damaged.
Via the Twitter account of Magana, her coaching team announced on Tuesday evening that she had still not awakened from surgery.
Wednesday afternoon – about 26 hours after Magana had surgery – Lamastus explained the situation to MMA Junkie.
& # 39; She's in a coma and we're waiting to hear positive news, & # 39; Lamastus told MMA Junkie. & # 39; The operation went well. The problem was anesthesia. It is rare for patients to respond poorly to anesthesia, but it does happen and I think this is one of those rare cases. But I'm positive. She will be fine and she will wake up. She's a hunter. I just stay positive. & # 39;
Anesthesia complications are rare, and only one in about 200,000 patients dies, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Lamastus, however, told MMA Junkie that Magana's aunt actually died of such complications with anesthesia.
Lamastus had tried to struggle at the 2020 Olympic Games for Puerto Rico.
Magana has lost her last six games and is now 11-10 in her MMA career.
Magana has lost her last six games and is now 11-10 in her MMA career