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Beautiful & Hardcore. [Mar. 9th, 2008|01:18 pm]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnLVRQCjh8c&e

She Without Arm, He Without Leg ballet. It's really beautiful. If you haven't had a chance to see it, I really recommend it.


And another amazing story:

On March 5, 2000, Inés Ramírez performed a caesarean section on herself and survived, as did her son, Orlando Ruiz Ramírez. She is believed to be the only woman to have performed a successful caesarean section on herself.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inés_Ramírez
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From: christinaathena
2008-03-09 06:23 pm (UTC)
Wow ... I can't imagine doing any kind of surgery on myself, much less a C-section!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 06:24 pm (UTC)
I know, right? i was sure happy I couldn't feel below my shoulders for mine.
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From: christinaathena
2008-03-09 06:26 pm (UTC)
Granted, I can't imagine a C-section performed on me by anyone, given that I lack the prerequisite internal organs ... ;-)

But, yeah, that's just insane! It's amazing she survived!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 06:30 pm (UTC)
It's really amazing. The only one in the world to have done so, and she had n medical training. That's a complete miracle.
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[User Picture]From: minimed
2008-03-09 06:27 pm (UTC)
both are amazing...but the self c-section just astounds me.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 06:30 pm (UTC)
I know. I googled it to make sure it was real. lol. ;) Hence why I posted to the wiki article.. figuring no one would believe me!
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From: christinaathena
2008-03-09 06:31 pm (UTC)
Heh, I certainly wouldn't've without proof. :-) That just sounds impossible. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 06:32 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Fascinating though. I bet the Doctors were scratching their heads. lol
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From: christinaathena
2008-03-09 06:36 pm (UTC)
What's really amazing about that is that it wasn't until late medieval times that c-sections were used for anything but a last-ditch effort to save the child after the mother had died in childbirth. And not until the 19th century that it had better than a 50% survival rate. And then for a peasant woman with no medical training to do it on herself and survive? Incredible! Granted, the article did say that doctors attended her after the fact.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and that it was the position she was in that put most things in the right place for the at-home surgery. I'd say she was being watched over that day!
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[User Picture]From: the_narfer
2008-03-09 06:37 pm (UTC)
That ballet was amazing - I cried throughout. :)

The c-section was astounding - she is so lucky to have survived.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 06:38 pm (UTC)
I definitely teared up, too!

Agreed! And her baby too!
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-03-09 07:31 pm (UTC)
Self surgery is possible (depending on what you are trying to do), and there are people who have done it and been just fine afterwards.

But I've never heard of anything like this. The fact that this woman had no medical training, and was completely alone at the time makes this incredible. It was still a very foolish thing to do though.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 08:48 pm (UTC)
Agreed, but it's possible she would have died without the assistance, given her history. It's crazy she survived it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 08:51 pm (UTC)
Really? Interesting!! Do you know the history behind the choice of the name?
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[User Picture]From: ljsare4losers
2008-03-10 03:54 am (UTC)
"The ancient Roman law code, known as lex caesaria (the "Law of the Caesars"), sometimes ordered this procedure in an attempt to save the baby. It is the law's name that is the probable source of the operation's name, not the legend about the unlikely surgical birth of emperor Julius Caesar"

http://www.discoveriesinmedicine.com/Bar-Cod/Cesarean-Section.html
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:22 am (UTC)
*nod* Cool. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: unwrittenformat
2008-03-09 08:58 pm (UTC)
I was at a Division 2 softball tournament and there was a left fielder with only one arm
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 08:59 pm (UTC)
How'd he/she do? That's really cool.
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[User Picture]From: unwrittenformat
2008-03-09 09:08 pm (UTC)
I didn't get to see too much of her. She would catch the ball and like toss it into the air, tuck her glove, and then throw it. She batted right and left handed lol. Apparently she was good
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 09:09 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!
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[User Picture]From: chime_hippy
2008-03-09 09:43 pm (UTC)
That video was beautiful! It's amazing what people can do to overcome challenges, even the challenge of dancing with missing appendages.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 09:47 pm (UTC)
I know! Very inspiring. Did you tear up? :) I did!
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2008-03-09 10:12 pm (UTC)
The ballet is gorgeous.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-09 10:26 pm (UTC)
I agree. It made me cry, but in a good way.
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2008-03-10 12:09 am (UTC)
Both stories -- how brave!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 12:12 am (UTC)
Agreed. =)
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[User Picture]From: ginahelen
2008-03-10 01:07 am (UTC)
Wow. That ballet was beautiful. (And it's nice to see healthy-looking ballerinas, too.)

I can understand why that woman did the c-section on herself, after having had one child die. Brave. And luckier than hell.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 01:09 am (UTC)
I agree on both counts.
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[User Picture]From: esme
2008-03-10 01:21 am (UTC)
Cool story on the ballet dancers! Too awesome. If only more of us tapped such powers within ourselves. Wow. Just, wow.

Whew! That's really amazing that she performed the C-section on herself! She is freaking hardcore. HARD. CORE.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 01:22 am (UTC)
Right!?! Incredible on both counts!!
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[User Picture]From: vfd88
2008-03-10 04:27 am (UTC)
WHOA. I find it hard enough to dance with all my limbs.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:24 am (UTC)
I'm in the same boat.
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[User Picture]From: kallie63
2008-03-10 05:08 am (UTC)
One lucky woman on that occasion... I can understand not wanting to lose another child, it's one of the worst thing you can experience and yep, I'd do anything never to go there again...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:25 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry for your loss.

I wonder what would have happpened to her other 6 ( or 7?) children had she died from the procedure.
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[User Picture]From: kallie63
2008-03-10 11:04 am (UTC)
Thanks :) It's all on my blog if you ever feel you want to know about it, long time ago but it never quite goes away. It's not an easy story but it does have it's happy parts :)

As to her other children, it's difficult... you'd never want to leave them but there's an irrationality to it that makes sense at the time - if you were to lose another baby everyone loses you to grief and pain so the ramifications are of little consequence. Also there are others who can care for your living children but none who can replace the child you lost. None of it makes sense except when you're living it.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:00 pm (UTC)
*nod* I was very fortunate after a very difficult pregnancy for both my son and I to come out alive, I can't imagine having lost my child. I am so sorry for your loss. I will definitely take a look at your story if you're open to it. All the best to you.
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[User Picture]From: sczrhands
2008-03-11 02:03 am (UTC)
Preforming, a c-section on yourself is insane. But I can understand she was desperate. What I don't understand is why her husband was out drinking for so long. Also if I was in her position I would have sent my son out for help before I started the procedure, not afterward. She was really lucky. So many things could have gone wrong. But some people have survived worse situations. Willpower is important.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-11 04:14 am (UTC)
It's amazing the things the human body can accomplish.
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[User Picture]From: fuzzygreenfruit
2008-03-11 04:25 am (UTC)
as someone who danced for the majority of my life, i want to thank you for sharing that video with me. :)
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