My Survival of Necrotizing Pancreatitis

I am a survivor of a medical accident that caused near-fatal, necrotizing pancreatitis. I have been in and out of the hospital several times each year from pancreatitis, surgeries, procedures, imaging, etc… I have been struggling for normalcy for 3 years. Currently I’m still undergoing therapies to avoid frequent pancreatitis. However it’s not all “doom and gloom”. I have a lot of love and support from my family, friends, doctors, nurses, cnas, medical staff, etc… and the appreciation for them is indescribable. It helps me to stay optimistic so that one day I will be able to pick up where I left off and become a mathematics teacher. In the meantime, I will slowly be posting my story of survival and coping with the aftermath. I consider myself to be modest on the matter but it is my hope that my story will inspire and bring hope to those who are struggling with the same or similar illnesses or who are interested in general.

I am a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics with concentration in Secondary Education. My medical condition has delayed my Student Teaching to become a certified teacher. During my downtime or when I’m feeling well enough, I’ve been practicing and tutoring mathematics to stay mentally sharp.

I am also a fanatic of GeoGebra which is a free, user-friendly, software to help aid students in understanding mathematics, physics, and other sciences. I have been developing GeoGebra applets for math and posting them on my Google Site (to eventually here) as supplementary educational tools for myself as a future teacher as well as teachers and students around the world.

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