Monday, August 6, 2007


On June 13, I posted about a wonderful shirt I had seen on a man at "R" Place Restaurant in Morris. It said, "Living with a German Builds Character."

The story I heard about today confirms the strength and resolve of those Germans.
The different aspects of this story amaze me.

Pencil removed from woman's head

59-year-old suffered from headaches, nosebleeds for 55 years

BERLIN - A 59-year-old German woman has had most of a pencil removed from inside her head after suffering nearly her whole life with the headaches and nosebleeds it caused, Bild newspaper reported on Monday.

Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil in her hand when she was four.

“The pencil went right through my skin — and disappeared into my head,” Wegner told the newspaper.

It narrowly missed vital parts of her brain.

At the time no one dared operate, but now technology has improved sufficiently for doctors to be able to remove it.

The majority of the pencil, some 3.1 inches long, was taken out in an operation at a private Berlin clinic, but the tip had grown in so firmly that it was impossible to remove.


Glenda said...

OH MY WORD! I think that's the craziest story I've heard in a LONG time!

jet said...