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Onto the epidural part of the saga: the anesthesiologist gave me 8 cc’s, an amount considered normal (it’s usually 10 to 12 cc). For me, however, it was overwhelming. Somehow, I was numbed all the way up to my mouth, and lost my ability to swallow (or talk). My blood pressure dropped to 80/50, and I threw up repeatedly and uncontrollably. The anesthesiologist came back in to undo what she’d done, and stayed with me with her hand on my head for an hour, asking me questions. I answered them, and I remember asking her, “Is the baby okay? Is … Continue reading