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May 23rd, 2008
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The Importance of Being Out

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From:talktooloose
Date:May 26th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Very important message; thanks. Of course, people might tend to be out in communities that are more accepting... the same communities that might be predisposed to voting favourably. But ever community needs the brave pioneers who come out earlier and make it easier for others. Yay for the snowball effect.

Hey, junk box alert. I sent Ch. 21 on Saturday.
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From:mofic
Date:May 27th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I sent you a beta'ed version - I think to the right address.

On the original post, I do agree that the cause/effect line is kind of blurry, since it's easier to be out some places and in some milieus.

I had a c-section with my first pregnancy (really, this will be connected). I didn't expect to, but being a compulsive consumer of information I had read up on surgical deliveries along with everything else. And I found out that the best determiner of whether a woman had an easy recovery from section was if she walked soon after the birth. Now, I had my doubts about cause and effect there, since it could well be that the women who were walking an hour after birth were *already* healing well. OTOH, it seemed worth a try. I figured, what's the worst that can happen? I'll fall down. So, when a nurse came by an hour after Doran was born and asked if I wanted to try walking, I said, "Okay."

"What did you say?" she asked, incredulously.

"I said 'okay' - I'll try."

"Are you sure?"

"Well isn't the best determiner of an easy recovery from c-section walking soon after birth?"

"Yes, that's why we ask. But nobody ever said 'yes' before."

I still don't know what's cause and what's effect, but I had the easiest recovery of anyone I know.
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From:talktooloose
Date:May 27th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
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LORF! (and ouch). You always were a trooper.

My sister also had a C-section with her first pregnancy. She was able to have two normal labours after that. Were you also? (I'm not even sure how many of your kids you carried).

We should pick up the phone and be talking in three media this hour!
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From:mofic
Date:May 28th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
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We took turns giving birth, so I gave birth to the first and third. And I did have a VBAC with Zara.

We should pick up the phone and be talking in three media this hour! LOL! Sometimes I do that with my sister, although it's email, facebook and phone.
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