A Chinese woman, who had a bullet lodged in her skull for 48 years without knowing it, underwent surgery to get rid of it.
The woman, identified only by her surname Zhao, 62, visited the doctors after suffering from headaches, blocked nasal passages and swollen nymph nodes for over a decade, the Daily Mail reported.
Doctors found out that she had a bullet 2.5 centimeters long and .5 centimeters diameter, and removed it from her head.
“I am happy that the bullet did not kill me, I am grateful to it for allowing me to live and have the opportunity of my life with my family,” the 62-year-old, of Liaoning province, told local media.
How she went 48 years without knowing about the bullet raised doubts and resulted in conflicting media reports.
Zhao says she was struck on her right temple when she was 14 years old, according to Want China Times. She believed it was a stone at the time.
The Shanghaiist quoted the woman as saying she was hit by a stray bullet as a young girl, but only felt minor pain so she decided to leave it.
Doctors claim that she was able to live only because the bullet turned and eventually lodged in her nose and damage to the brain was prevented.
(Photo via the Daily Mail)