I have been trying this new breakfast with egg whites, spinach and salsa, yum and healthy. However the spinach I have is a frozen block, so I pull it out and repeatedly stab it with a knife until pieces break off and I put them in the bowl and microwave them. I came home yesterday and saw the knife – with the tip broken off. I microwaved the chunk of spinach until it melted and went through it piece by piece, rubbing it between my fingers looking for the chunk of sharp metal. I must have gone through it five times, but no knife blade tip. Growing more nervous I checked the web – found some reassuring info that even needles can pass through you, as well as broken glass, rings, and other crazy objects. Perforations are rare but not unheard of. I decided to go to the ER. The nurse laughed when she saw the knife. As did the doctor, so I figured I was in good shape. The doc and I discussed doing an x-ray, but it would have been extra money on top of the $450 I spent to walk in there, and really they couldn’t do much anyways, so I went home. And am still alive to talk about it! The doc said I’d have pretty severe pain if things went bad, then it would be worth coming back in.
I swallowed the tip of a knife