Epilepsy patient live tweets his own brain surgery

September 28, 2011 8:38:22 AM PDT
Operating rooms are usually closed to the public, but Twitter has opened that door.

A man in Milwaukee who has epilepsy was frustrated because his medication wasn't working and he was suffering from seizures. So he underwent brain surgery.

The hospital's social media manager sat in the operating room, tweeting live during the entire procedure. The patient was awake, so he could give doctors feedback about the operation.

Thousands of Twitter followers watched, even asking their own questions throughout the process.

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