People do weird things to satisfy some cravings, but this one is just bizarre. A man in India was recently operated upon where a total of 40 knives were removed from his internal organs.
This was revealed by Dr. Jatinda who told CNN. He also says that the man spent about two months consuming such sharp metal in his system.
The doctor also had these to say:
“He had a wild urge to consume metal. Even for us, the experienced surgeons, it was frightening,”We were so nervous… a small mistake could have taken the patient’s life.”
“In my 20 years of practice, I have never seen anything like it.”He [the patient] says he swallowed some knives folded, and some unfolded. When we took out the knives, some were found folded, some were open, and some had even started rusting and were broken,” Malhotra said.
The patient, who is also a 42-year-old father of two, told CNN he’s feeling much better.
“I’m sorry I let my family down. I’ll be forever thankful to doctors and hospital staff for saving my life,”I don’t know why I used to swallow knives,” the patient told CNN. “I just enjoyed its taste and I was addicted … how people get addicted to alcohol and other things, my situation was similar.”
He also says he would never try such actions again.
It is also shocking to note that he was able to hide his habit from his family. Hmmm, luckily he is out of danger and would be discharged from the hospital in a few days, after undergoing psychiatric treatement.