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August 12 2010 @ 11:18 am
Pea plant grows inside man's lung  

A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung.

Ron Sveden had been battling emphysema for months when his condition deteriorated.

He was steeling himself for a cancer diagnosis when X-rays revealed the growth in his lung.

Doctors believe that Mr Sveden ate the pea at some point, but it "went down the wrong way" and sprouted.

One of the first meals I had in the hospital after the surgery had peas for the vegetable. I laughed to myself and ate them," Mr Sveden told a local Boston TV reporter.

Mr Sveden said the plant was about half an inch (1.25cm) in size.

"Whether this would have gone full-term and I'd be working for the Jolly Green Giant, I don't know. I think the thing that finally dawned on me is that it wasn't the cancer," Mr Sveden said.

He is currently recovering at home with his wife Nancy, who joked that God must have a sense of humour.

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turple_purtle: POTC shockturple_purtle on August 12th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)

Glad he had a sense of humor about it, but EUGH!

Jill aka Jo: LFN: Michaelsireesanwar on August 12th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
I know right. I just can't believe it even happened.
nightfogunightfog on August 12th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
wow!
gross, but definitely better than cancer.
Jill aka Jo: Happy: LIA Lydia Laughsireesanwar on August 12th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yes. Definitely.
Angelserenitysangel on August 13th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
Good grief!!
Jill aka Jo: Muppets: Kermitsireesanwar on August 13th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
I know right. Crazy.
Angelserenitysangel on August 13th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Freaky!
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Jill aka Jo: SPN: Wheee Bicyclesireesanwar on August 13th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
*lol* Me too. They are one of my least favorite. I do eat them in casseroles and pot pie but that is about it.
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turple_purtle: ewan LOLturple_purtle on August 16th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)

LOL! I'm right there with you. I can't stand to eat them and when I do, I stick them on mashed potatoes so I don't have to chew them. lol I'm SO using this as excuse next time someone tells me I need to eat my peas.
Jill aka Jo: Hug: Sheldon and Pennysireesanwar on August 16th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
*lol* That is great. I tend to agree but I find Lima Beans more evil.
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Jill aka Jo: SPN: You're Awesomesireesanwar on August 17th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
PICKLES! I hear you. I don't want them on anything... except real turkey sandwichs... I don't know why.

I do love my aunts homemade pickle relish which is made out of zucchini. It's delicious. But over all... no pickles.