They said I would die without surgery. Three ultrasounds, two external and one internal, revealed that I was bleeding internally. The doctors weren’t certain what the problem was so they wanted to conduct exploratory surgery. If I didn’t do something soon they feared I would become septic, but I hadn’t purchased travel insurance and I was in a public hospital in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala riddled with anxiety about the bill I assumed I already racked up.
Cristalyne Bell, March 2013~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~