Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Margaret Wegner Had a Hole in Her Head or At least a Pencil in The Brain

In Berlin, no one can ever say Margaret Wegner did not use her head. For 55 years she had a pencil lodged in her head. The pencil apparently caused chronic headaches and nosebleeds.

CT SCAN of Weger's Brain Courtesy of A.P.

According to Weger, "It hurt like crazy" when she fell and the pencil went through her cheek and into her brain. She was four years old at the time! The pencil was 3.15-inches long. Weger is now 59 years old for those who are not good with math.

On Friday, Dr. Hans Behrbohm, took most of it out. The operation was difficult because it was an old injury. The remaining four-fifths of an inch pencil that could not be removed does not pose a danger according to Dr. Behrbohm.

Wegner is the wife of German boxing coach Ulli Wegner. Hopefully, she will no longer have the headaches and nosebleeds. Her sense of smell should also return according to Dr. Behrbohm.
Now we all know why our Mom's always told us not to run around with pencils in our hand!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

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My head hurt just reading this story. OUch!


Jill

jill said...

Poor woman. I wonder if she will begin having problems from the remaining part of the pencil? Maybe she better get the lead out and seek a second opinion.

Jill

Anonymous said...

What a lucky lady. Hope she is feeling better.

Punster said...

Why did she wait so long? She should have GOT THE LEAD OUT!

Jolly rancher said...

Punster, are you certain that "drawing this out" was not a good thing? After all, she always had an extra pencil during her school days.

Jolly Rancher

Jester said...

Head aches are no laughing matter. Can you imagine how greatfull she is if the surgery "erases" this problem.

Brilliant Observer said...

She was always a bright woman. She was often "sharp as a tack." Definitely the sharpest one in the crayola pack...

Anonymous said...

Rather "heady" response but I prefer to think that this woman kept her ego in check and did not get a swollen head over this incident and resulting surgery.

Anonymous said...

She needs to get the "lead out" and get on with her life!

Greg said...

She is not a lead bottom, she is a lead head...

Anonymous said...

I hope if she reads this story about her, she laughs as the comments are meant to brighten up her day and bring levity to what otherwise would be a very serious topic.

Anonymous said...

Pretty funny, really.

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Legal Pub said...

I have to say, I really enjoyed the comments. This is one of the better written stories which was sent to Legal Pub. On a personal note, I really hope that Margaret Wegner is doing better and that she can smile when she reads some of the jokes.

Anonymous said...

This should have been the story of the year!

Ralph

Eugene said...

After I read the story, I took the pencil off the back of my ear and got a pocket protector like all the other good nerds...



Eugene

Anonymous said...

We all hope Margaret Wegner has had a full recovery!

Anonymous said...

This should have been story of the year in 2007!

Anonymous said...

After removing the lead that had been present for over 55 years, I will bet she felt LIGHT HEADED!

Anonymous said...

With all these jokes, what are you thinking? You all have a hole in your heads?

Shanegidi said...

This should have been the story of the year! Ralph