Talk about a headache. How can someone not know that they have a 9cm nail inside their head? Read on for the details…
A US man who shot himself in the head with a nail gun did not realise what had happened until the following day.
Chicago resident Dante Autullo is now recovering in hospital after surgery to remove the 9cm nail, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Fiancee Gail Glaenzer said Mr Autollow found a small mark after misfiring the nail gun while working in his garage on Tuesday but thought the nail had missed.
“He sent me a picture right after it happened,” Ms Glaenzer said.
“He said, ‘I shot myself accidentally … I heard it shoot past my ear.’ I asked, ‘Did you see it (the nail) on the ground?’
“He said ‘no.’ He’s like, ‘Well, there’s other crap on the ground’.”
“He thought the teeth of the sensor cut him because it hit his head real quick.”
He only went to hospital on Wednesday after having a nap and then feeling nauseous.
The reality of his situation was revealed a full 36 hours after the accident when the hospital took an X-ray of his head.
Surgeons operated to remove the nail and replace a piece of contaminated skull with a patch of mesh and a titanium plate.
On Friday he was awake and talking.
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