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Ten Packs
#1
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"Sunday, January 16, 2005 Posted: 7:16 PM EST (0016 GMT)

LITTLETON, Colorado (AP) -- A dentist found the source of the toothache Patrick Lawler was complaining about on the roof of his mouth -- a four-inch (10-centimeter) nail the construction worker had unknowingly embedded in his skull six days earlier.

A nail gun backfired on Lawler, 23, on January 6 while working in Breckenridge, a ski resort town in the central Colorado mountains. The tool sent a nail into a piece of wood nearby, but Lawler didn't realize a second nail had shot through his mouth, said his sister, Lisa Metcalse.

Following the accident, Lawler had what he thought was a minor toothache and blurry vision. On Wednesday, after painkillers and ice didn't ease the pain, he went to a dental office where his wife, Katerina, works.

"We all are friends, so I thought the (dentists) were joking ... then the doctor came out and said 'There's really a nail,"' Katerina Lawler said. "Patrick just broke down. I mean, he had been eating ice cream to help the swelling."

He was taken to a suburban Denver hospital, where he underwent a four-hour surgery. The nail had plunged 1 1/2 inches (4 centimeters) into his brain, barely missing his right eye, Metcalse said.



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Ten Packs
#2
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"Sunday, January 16, 2005 Posted: 7:16 PM EST (0016 GMT)

LITTLETON, Colorado (AP) -- A dentist found the source of the toothache Patrick Lawler was complaining about on the roof of his mouth -- a four-inch (10-centimeter) nail the construction worker had unknowingly embedded in his skull six days earlier.

A nail gun backfired on Lawler, 23, on January 6 while working in Breckenridge, a ski resort town in the central Colorado mountains. The tool sent a nail into a piece of wood nearby, but Lawler didn't realize a second nail had shot through his mouth, said his sister, Lisa Metcalse.

Following the accident, Lawler had what he thought was a minor toothache and blurry vision. On Wednesday, after painkillers and ice didn't ease the pain, he went to a dental office where his wife, Katerina, works.

"We all are friends, so I thought the (dentists) were joking ... then the doctor came out and said 'There's really a nail,"' Katerina Lawler said. "Patrick just broke down. I mean, he had been eating ice cream to help the swelling."

He was taken to a suburban Denver hospital, where he underwent a four-hour surgery. The nail had plunged 1 1/2 inches (4 centimeters) into his brain, barely missing his right eye, Metcalse said.



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Ten Packs
#3
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"Sunday, January 16, 2005 Posted: 7:16 PM EST (0016 GMT)

LITTLETON, Colorado (AP) -- A dentist found the source of the toothache Patrick Lawler was complaining about on the roof of his mouth -- a four-inch (10-centimeter) nail the construction worker had unknowingly embedded in his skull six days earlier.

A nail gun backfired on Lawler, 23, on January 6 while working in Breckenridge, a ski resort town in the central Colorado mountains. The tool sent a nail into a piece of wood nearby, but Lawler didn't realize a second nail had shot through his mouth, said his sister, Lisa Metcalse.

Following the accident, Lawler had what he thought was a minor toothache and blurry vision. On Wednesday, after painkillers and ice didn't ease the pain, he went to a dental office where his wife, Katerina, works.

"We all are friends, so I thought the (dentists) were joking ... then the doctor came out and said 'There's really a nail,"' Katerina Lawler said. "Patrick just broke down. I mean, he had been eating ice cream to help the swelling."

He was taken to a suburban Denver hospital, where he underwent a four-hour surgery. The nail had plunged 1 1/2 inches (4 centimeters) into his brain, barely missing his right eye, Metcalse said.



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Twila
#4
Is it even possible to not know a nail was forceably embededded in you?
 
Twila
#5
Is it even possible to not know a nail was forceably embededded in you?
 
Twila
#6
Is it even possible to not know a nail was forceably embededded in you?
 
Reverend Blair
#7
Yes, Twila it is. I've seen a couple guys shoot themselves with nail guns. The pain takes a bit to set in, so it's possible that if you thought it was something else, you wouldn't realise.

I wonder how much glue got left in this guy's head though. The nails are glued together. The glue melts and kind of globs up with the friction. Also, from the description I'll bet that he was using a nail gun just like mine. They tend to double shoot a lot.
 
Reverend Blair
#8
Yes, Twila it is. I've seen a couple guys shoot themselves with nail guns. The pain takes a bit to set in, so it's possible that if you thought it was something else, you wouldn't realise.

I wonder how much glue got left in this guy's head though. The nails are glued together. The glue melts and kind of globs up with the friction. Also, from the description I'll bet that he was using a nail gun just like mine. They tend to double shoot a lot.
 
Reverend Blair
#9
Yes, Twila it is. I've seen a couple guys shoot themselves with nail guns. The pain takes a bit to set in, so it's possible that if you thought it was something else, you wouldn't realise.

I wonder how much glue got left in this guy's head though. The nails are glued together. The glue melts and kind of globs up with the friction. Also, from the description I'll bet that he was using a nail gun just like mine. They tend to double shoot a lot.
 
peapod
#10
Old nailer pounder check this blog out, I know you are into photography.
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peapod
#11
Old nailer pounder check this blog out, I know you are into photography.
http://www.photoblogs.org/top/
 
peapod
#12
Old nailer pounder check this blog out, I know you are into photography.
http://www.photoblogs.org/top/
 
Ten Packs
#13
A couple of interesting side-notes, from a CBC Newsworld report on this item:

- The guy now faces over $80,000 in medical bills, because he had no insurance.

- This is the second case, in the same hospital, of surgeons removing a nail from someones head, who didn't know it was there!
 
Ten Packs
#14
A couple of interesting side-notes, from a CBC Newsworld report on this item:

- The guy now faces over $80,000 in medical bills, because he had no insurance.

- This is the second case, in the same hospital, of surgeons removing a nail from someones head, who didn't know it was there!
 
Ten Packs
#15
A couple of interesting side-notes, from a CBC Newsworld report on this item:

- The guy now faces over $80,000 in medical bills, because he had no insurance.

- This is the second case, in the same hospital, of surgeons removing a nail from someones head, who didn't know it was there!
 
Reverend Blair
#16
Cool site, Peapod. Thanks.

$80 K, Ten Packs? Wow, he likely could have yanked it with a pair of pliers.
 
Reverend Blair
#17
Cool site, Peapod. Thanks.

$80 K, Ten Packs? Wow, he likely could have yanked it with a pair of pliers.
 
Reverend Blair
#18
Cool site, Peapod. Thanks.

$80 K, Ten Packs? Wow, he likely could have yanked it with a pair of pliers.
 

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