I caught some flack in the comment section earlier this week for not posting enough about the fact that the Saints are in the Superbowl. I thought to myself, how much is there really to say about the fact that the Saints are in the Superbowl, and why would that be interesting to anyone outside of Louisiana?
Then someone sent me this story, about a woman who accidentally swallowed her fleur de lis earring (thinking she was swallowing a vitamin from her bedside table) and ended up with this sure to be iconic x-ray:
This is apparently not fake. Here’s the text of the news story by reporter Jan Vise:
A New Orleans woman spent a night in the emergency room after accidentally injesting a piece of fleur de lis jewelry.
Daniel Rickard says he and his wife Florellen take several vitamins every evening before going to bed. In the darkened bedroom, his wife accidentally scooped up one of her Saints earrings along with the vitamins off the night stand.
“And when she tossed them down with a glass of water, one of them got stuck in her throat,” he said.
The couple called 911, and were advised to go to the hospital.
According to Rickard, his wife spent the next 8 hours in the East Jeff ER.
He says when doctors tried to retrieve it from his wife’s throat, the jewelry got pushed down even further into her stomach, required an even more extensive extraction procedure.
The doctors eventually got it out, and his wife is doing well, though now has some scratches in her throat.
“So far, she’s going to be all right…if the Saints win on Sunday night, she’ll be just perfect,” he said.
He also says the NFL has not taken issue with the X-Ray image featuring the fleur de lis, as it does not contain the phrase “Who Dat” on it.
Haha- I love that little dig at the end. Her throat may be torn up, but she’s a celebrity for the weekend!
And speaking of weekends, DC is bracing for a monster, snowpocalypse blizzard right now, so I already stocked up on beer, chips and velveeta for Sunday in case stores are closed. I may not swallow my earrings, but that doesn’t make me any less of a fan!
Happy weekend, people, and GEAUX SAINTS!