Article: Woman diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease actually had ketchup packet in her intestine for 6 yrs

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iPoop
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   Posted 1/3/2018 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Now this is bizarre beyond belief (repost from UC forum)

A woman believed she was suffering from Crohn’s disease for six years until doctors performed surgery and discovered a ketchup packet in the lining of her intestine.

www.nydailynews.com/news/world/woman-ketchup-packet-intestine-6-years-article-1.3734957
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   Posted 1/3/2018 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I couldn't stop laughing - this is hilarious! So does the packet not show up on any scans, or did she just never have a scan?
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor

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   Posted 1/3/2018 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe I am just weird, but I always look at my food before eating it. If I order a burger out, I take it apart & remove whatever I don't want on it. Easier for me to do this than giving a list of not what to put on it, lol. I am just having a hard time wrapping myself around this one, how can you chew a packet like that for one thing & swallowing it whole. Strange things can happen.
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   Posted 1/3/2018 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
just shaking my head
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   Posted 1/3/2018 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
straydog said...
Maybe I am just weird, but I always look at my food before eating it. If I order a burger out, I take it apart & remove whatever I don't want on it. Easier for me to do this than giving a list of not what to put on it, lol. I am just having a hard time wrapping myself around this one, how can you chew a packet like that for one thing & swallowing it whole. Strange things can happen.


I do the same thing as you do.
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 1/3/2018 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh dear. It was bound to ketchup with her in the end, but I'm sure she has learnt her lesson and will avoid swallowing any more plastic sachets in heinz-sight.
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iPoop
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   Posted 1/3/2018 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL *applause *

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 1/6/2018 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Cheers, iPoop

Have you checked your BMs for any signs of small plastic sachets lately? :p

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   Posted 1/6/2018 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope, I don't have to worry, lol. Any food bought out of my home whether drive-thru or at a restaurant, I pick through it with a fork making sure I don't have extras I didn't order, lol. I am still having trouble wrapping my head around this story, lol.
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