thoughts/ideas/opinions from scott hodge

Monday, August 25

AMAZING STORIES...

It is absolutely amazing what people are able to live through. Tonight, Amanda has been watching a show on TLC called Amazing Medical Stories. In between the numerous, “Oh my Lord's!” and “Holy crapola's!” I put my book down and walked over to see what was so entertaining.

One guy named Mark Tatum had contracted a rear fungus disease in his face and was given the option of dying or having his eyes, nose and upper teeth completely removed. Here is a pic of him (tell the little ones to step away from the computer). He now uses a prosthetic face when going out in public. Amazing story…

Another story was about a college-aged girl who was innocently hanging up a poster in her dorm room at college. She lost her balance, fell off of the chair that she was standing on and fell out of the dorm room window. She hit an iron fence and became stuck hanging upside down, completely impaled, on the sharp spikes at the end of the fence. The spikes had gone completely through her. Amazingly, the spikes missed all of her vital organs and were pierced through fatty tissue (see, fat isn't all that bad...) In fact, doctors told her that had the fence not "caught" her, she would have died from falling injuries.

The real sad part was that she was hanging up an ‘N Sync poster. Just kidding…

Sweet dreams.

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