Believe It or Not!
UK Doctors removed a 9-inch fork from a man’s stomach
10 years after he swallowed it!
For over a decade Lee Gardner, age 40 from the UK, has had a plastic fork stuck in his stomach. When he originally swallowed it he was told the disposable piece would pass through his system naturally. Unfortunately, it did not. In fact, it had been so many years since he accidentally swallowed the fork that he forgot it was in there!
ouch! what is that?
The doctor found something strange and asked Gardner if he remembers swallowing anything – Gardener said no. When the doctor added “I can see prongs of what appears to be a fork.” That was when Gardner remembered swallowing the utensil 10 year earlier!
Under the knife, for a fork
Gardner underwent a 45-minute long operation where the surgeon successfully removed the fork along with a portion of his stomach. Ouch! Apart from the fork turning black, there was no damage. That is oddly impressive actually.
Gardner is expected to make a full recovery!