This is as terrible as terrible things come. I would lose my shit if a leech latched on to my arm, let alone lodged itself inside my brain. But it happened. To this this lady.
A backpacker who suffered from persistent nosebleeds was horrified to discover they were caused by a three-inch-long leech which had been living up her nose for a month.
Daniela Liverani had been travelling around south-east Asia when she was involved in a motorbike crash.
She had thought that a lump poking from the bottom of her nose was congealed blood from a burst blood vessel after the accident.
But just days after returning home to Edinburgh she was disgusted to find that it was the head of a huge leech which had set up camp in her nostril.
Oh fuck no. Wanna hear about her trying to pull it out of her nose and failing?
‘I tried to blow him out and grab him but I couldn’t get a grip of him before he retreated back up my nose.
‘When I was in the shower, he would come right out as far as my bottom lip and I could see him sticking out the bottom of my nose.
‘So when that happened, I jumped out of the shower to look really closely in the mirror and I saw ridges on him. That’s when I realized he was an animal.”
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Yea. That happened. And it could happen to you. Never go outside.