Wisconsin Man Takes Nail to the Heart, Calmly Drives Himself to the Hospital
I don't know what my reaction would have been in this situation. But it would have involved a lot more screaming than what this guy did.
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52-year-old Doug Bergeson was working on his house near Peshtigo, Wisconsin back in June. Suddenly a nail from a high-powered nail gun ricocheted off a piece of wood, went into his chest, and hit his heart.
He says it didn't really hurt much, so he thought it just nicked him. Doug then realized the nail was embedded about two-and-a-half inches into his upper torso. And he could see it moving every time his heart beat.
Luckily, he didn't pull it out. He thought about how Steve Irwin died when he pulled a stingray's stinger out of his heart. The guy calmly drove himself to the E.R. instead and was mostly just annoyed, because he knew it would take all day.
An X-ray showed the nail was about a sixteenth of an inch from a major artery, so they rushed Doug to a hospital in Green Bay for surgery. He actually asked if he could drive there instead of taking an ambulance, but they didn't let him.
Luckily they got the nail out, and he's okay. He's been recovering at home for almost two months, and just got cleared to go back to work.
Read more at AP News.