One of the scariest things about life is how unpredictable it is and to get a sense of that, we need look no further than our own bodies.
And that's because we never truly know what's going on under the hood. Part of that has to do with the fact that some of the biggest health emergencies we go through in life have the subtlest warning signs.
But sometimes, there aren't any ways of knowing our bodies' secrets or predicting how they'll react to a given situation. I had a friend back in high school who only knew that he had absorbed a twin in the womb when the remnants became infected and threatened his life.
And while one woman's story didn't start with such a dramatic revelation, she was nonetheless blindsided by a similarly frightening situation.