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Beautiful & Hardcore. [Mar. 9th, 2008|01:18 pm]
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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.

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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