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The morning of Tuesday, November 1, my husband and I headed into the city for my 37-week OB appointment. Everything looked good. I still wasn't dilated at all, but I was about 60 percent effaced, which was a nice start. As we were getting ready to leave, the doctor said, "Oh, wait a minute, I want to recheck your blood pressure because it was a little high when the nurse took it."
About a year ago, HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories site featured a series of blogs by Sylvia L. Ramsey, a cancer survivor, advocate, author, public speaker and educator. In touching prose that was alternately heartbreaking and inspiring, Ramsey told of her experiences with bladder cancer.
by Wenter Blair
I was out for dinner with friends one day when I unexpectedly began to feel faint. I became hot and started sweating profusely and my chest swelled with pressure. I was only 40 and thought this might be a hormonal issue because I recently had a hysterectomy, so the following morning I went to my OB/GYN. She gave me an EKG test and told me that I had a heart attack the night before.
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