No I don't have a lightning bolt on my forehead that glows when my arch nemesis is plotting his revenge lol.... A lot of people ask me "What happened?!!" when they see my tummy because I have a fairly large scar that goes across the left side of my abdomen just below the ribs. If I can remember correctly, my mom told me I was born with a diaphragmatic hurnia. My intestines went through the hole into my chest cavity so that my left lung was unable to develop. While they were deciding what to do my Dad went and got a doughnut and the minute he got back he had to sign papers to allow the doctors to operate. I had a 50% chance of living. I sometimes say "It's like, hey let's flip a coin to see if Rachelle is allowed to exist!" Sure enough, the doctors stitched me up and after six weeks in the incubator my left lung grew in (because I was 6 weeks premature) and I pulled out my own drainage tubes. The doctor told my mom "Well, she pulled out her drainage tubes, and she was right! She doesn't need them anymore! You can take her home." I think it's pretty awesome I got the good side of the coin and to top it all off I have lungs and a diaphragm that are good enough to sing with!
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