A new jersey nurse who lost his right arm in a tragic swim accident when she came into contact with a boat propeller, she resumed her professional instinct by starting to teach her friends how to do, which could enable her to save her life.
Kristina Dejesus, 32, told SWNS that she was traveling to Texas with friends in October 2017, when the group set off on a boat on Lake Travis in Austin. The tragedy struck when the group struggled against the current and realized that her friends were panicked.
Dejesus stated that she did not realize that she had lost a limb until she was pulled from the water by two witnesses with military experience.
"I am a nurse in the intensive care unit and I knew I had to lie down with my legs and put pressure on my wound," she told SWNS. "That's when I realized I did not have arms. I could not believe it. I was lucky because my injury was not bleeding a lot. My artery had been bent and it was a clean cut. "
Acknowledging the seriousness of the situation, Ms. Dejesus said that she had asked her friends to put pressure on her injury while she was being taken to an ambulance waiting on the ground.
"I went to surgery and woke up, was intubated, sedated and under life support," she told SWNS.
She was finally transferred to her home in New Jersey, where she underwent physical and occupational therapy for several weeks and received a myoelectric prosthetic arm. She has since returned to work at the Overlook Hospital.
Dejesus, who learned to cope with the help of her husband, even went back to the lake with her friends on the day of her accident's birthday to be forgotten and celebrated life with those who loved her. Helped her to save her.
"Being a critical care nurse saved my life and gave me a perspective on life," she told reporters. "Things could have been much worse and I could have lost my life in this lake."