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Who knew pruning was so dangerous?

This is amazing. [And the just for fun part: When I viewed the article, the google ad was for Fiskars pruning shears. Ummmm, no thanks?]

An 86-year-old Arizona man is lucky to be alive after he accidentally impaled himself with pruning shears. Leroy Luetscher was working in his back garden when he dropped a pair of pruning shears, which landed point-side down in the ground.

When Luetscher went to pick them up, he lost his balance and fell face-down on the handle. The handle penetrated his eye socket and went down into his neck, resting on the external carotid artery. Half the shears were left in his head, while the other half was sticking out.

An X-ray of Mr Luetscher’s head showed the severity of the injury.

“You wouldn’t believe your eyes,” said doctor Julie Wynne.

Mr Luetscher was rushed to the hospital, where surgeons removed the shears and rebuilt his orbital floor with metal mesh, saving his eye.

Doctors say Mr Luetscher still has slight swelling in his eyelids and minor double vision but has otherwise recovered.

He has thanked the doctors at the University Medical Center for their remarkable work.

“I am so grateful to the doctors and staff at UMC,” he said.

And thank goodness for the talented medical staff we have. Our nation and our citizens have truly been blessed with fellow Americans who are amazing.

Queen Hotchibobo
I was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and I grew up in a house on Saginaw Bay. My daddy was a poor, hardworking Saginaw fisherman. Too many times he came home with too little pay. Naw, not really, but it sounds more interesting than the real bio, so there you are.

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  1. Excerpt from 2013 Physicians’ Protocol for handling this type of emergency under the new ObamaCare:
    1. Collect patient’s national health card.
    2. Facing patient, place both hands of outstretched arms firmly on shoulders of patient.
    3. Address patient with language similar to the following: “Mr/Mrs_______, you have had a good, long life…”

  1. Excerpt from 2013 Physicians’ Protocol for handling this type of emergency under the new ObamaCare:
    1. Collect patient’s national health card.
    2. Facing patient, place both hands of outstretched arms firmly on shoulders of patient.
    3. Address patient with language similar to the following: “Mr/Mrs_______, you have had a good, long life…”

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