Her pulse was close to stopping. Was it the drugs she was taking?
By Tony Dajer In an instant, your body betrays you. You feel you are floating, but you are dropping, powerless, to the ground. Thats how Mrs. Moy, in vehement Cantonese, described the most unsettling sensation of her life. Now, hooked up to cardiac, blood pressure, and oxygenation monitors, with an external pacemakers oversize pads gummed to her chest, she felt safe. But she refused to sit up, much less walk."No, no," she gestured. "Dizzy . . ...
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