Wow ... I can't imagine doing any kind of surgery on myself, much less a C-section!
I know, right? i was sure happy I couldn't feel below my shoulders for mine.
both are amazing...but the self c-section just astounds me.
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!
That ballet was amazing - I cried throughout. :)
The c-section was astounding - she is so lucky to have survived.
I definitely teared up, too!
Agreed! And her baby too!
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.
Agreed, but it's possible she would have died without the assistance, given her history. It's crazy she survived it.
Really? Interesting!! Do you know the history behind the choice of the name?
I was at a Division 2 softball tournament and there was a left fielder with only one arm
How'd he/she do? That's really cool.
That video was beautiful! It's amazing what people can do to overcome challenges, even the challenge of dancing with missing appendages.
I know! Very inspiring. Did you tear up? :) I did!
I agree. It made me cry, but in a good way.
Both stories -- how brave!
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.
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.
Right!?! Incredible on both counts!!
WHOA. I find it hard enough to dance with all my limbs.
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...
*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.
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.
It's amazing the things the human body can accomplish.
as someone who danced for the majority of my life, i want to thank you for sharing that video with me. :)