A woman has revealed what it feels like to die after she lined up after brain surgery.
Michelle Elman, 25, was born with hydrocephalus, an excess of cerebrospinal fluid, and doctors later discovered she was also born with a brain tumor.
When Michelle, who is originally from Hong Kong but now lives in London, underwent surgery at the age of 11 so that doctors could perform tests on the brain she covered, and remember floating on her bed.
Speaking of Loose Women, Michelle called the death "peaceful and quiet" and hopes to reassure people that it is not as scary as they might think.
Michelle Ellman, 25, had 15 surgeries in the first 20 years of her life and remembers a flat lining after brain surgery. In the photo: Michelle in Loose Women on Thursday
Michelle spent her life in and out of the hospital, and had 15 surgeries in the first 20 years of her life, including operations to repair a clogged bowel and a perforated bowel.
When he was 11 years old he got back under the knife for a brain tumor and says he died for a few seconds.
She explained: I still remember floating on my bed.
"What is really nice to know is that it is a very calm feeling when you die, and that is what I would like to tell people because it gives you some consolation that even in the last moments is really calm and really calm.
She says she remembers having floated on top of her hospital bed and feeling "calm and at peace." In the photo: Michelle in the hospital as a child
Michelle was left with scars on her stomach from the surgeries, and once she felt self-conscious about them. In the photo: Michelle posing confidently in bikini on the beach
"In my head it was five minutes, but apparently it was a few seconds, I remember everything that happened, but apparently my eyes were closed.
"I did not talk about that for years, but it makes me sound a bit crazy."
Now his health has stabilized. Michelle works as a trusted body trainer after years of surgery left her with several scars in her stomach.
Michelle said that the "hardest part" of growing up with her health complications were the scars she had left after the vital operations.
Michelle's health has stabilized Michelle is working as a body trust coach. In the photo: Michelle in loose women
Michelle now shares photos of her in bikinis with an inspiring message to help other women feel comfortable in their own bodies. In the photo: Michelle in a bikini
She previously said about her scars: "In her adolescence, the uncomfortable moments are even more uncomfortable, like taking off her top part for the first time in front of her boyfriend.
"They made me feel even more isolated in a world where I felt no one could understand."
For a year, he would keep them hidden and stopped wearing a bikini at the age of seven when he first noticed that his body was different.
She recalls: "After receiving a range of reactions ranging from disgust to compassion, it soon became easier to hide and be condemned to a life of tankinis and unique pieces.
Throughout her childhood, Michelle had surgeries to repair "almost all organs," including a blocked bowel and a perforated bowel. In the photo: Michelle as a child
She wants people who are afraid of death to be filled with "comfort" in the fact that she knows she is "peaceful." In the photo: Michelle in Loose Women with panelists Nadia Sawalha and Stacey Solomon
& # 39; Why do I believe this? Because over the years, I learned that my scars make people uncomfortable. I was ashamed of my body and soon the displeasure of other people became mine. "
She says that talking about her scars has helped her overcome her bodily problems and explains: "I started talking about all of this, and I want other people to join in the conversation.
"Every human being has scars, whether emotional or physical: they are part of our history and we should be proud of them."
Michelle now has an Instagram account called Scarred Not Scared in which she posts positive messages from the body to encourage others to feel comfortable with their own skin.