Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Peas, Peas, Peas
Heard this on the news out of Springfield, MO tonight. A man with emphysema started having an annoying cough. He wasn't getting any better, so his wife took him to the Emergency Room. They took x-rays and after scrutinizing them for a while, discovered that there was something in his lung.
Turns out it was a pea. He had apparently eaten peas recently and one went down the wrong chute and lodged in his lung. It didn't just sit there, either. It split and started growing. By the time they found out what it was, it was about 1/4" long (that's pretty big in a lung).
Of course, they operated and removed it. The man seemed to have a good sense of humor about it all. He said the first meal they allowed him to have was a plate containing, among other things, peas.
He said he ate 'em.