Tania Di Mauro said that she spent 10 days in intensive care last November after being admitted to Sunnybrook hospital for emergency throat surgery, for what was ultimately determined to be a metal bristle from a barbecue brush that lodged in her throat.
The bristle has since split into three pieces one continues to work its way through her mouth while two pieces have become lodged in the base of her tongue. Her doctor said that while the two pieces in her tongue are likely there to stay, the third piece will be removed once it travels to a more accessible place for surgeons to extract it.
Many barbecue brushes carry disclaimers on their labels, warning buyers to inspect the brush regularly and to replace it if the bristles become loose.
The brush that affected Schellenberger was from a discount store but Di Adidas High Tops With Fur
Mauro describes her brush a higher end variety.
that ended up on a hamburger.
Di Mauro decided to share her story with the Toronto Sun after reading about a similar situation in Red Deer where Kim Schellenberg underwent two throat surgeries and spent a week in hospital after swallowing a metal bristle Adidas Energy Boost 3 Review Womens
"I thought it was a piece of meat at first," Di Mauro recalled. "Then I started throwing up and my nose began to bleed."
A Toronto woman is sharing her own brush with disaster following a similar incident recently in Alberta.
"Having heard this latest story has motivated me to speak," said Di Mauro. "I'm lucky it just missed my vocal cords. I'm here talking about it, so that's the good thing."
The incident has caused Di Mauro, 45, excessive nerve pain resulting in a months long leave of absence from her job as an early childhood educator with the Toronto District Catholic Adidas Originals High Tops Cheap
ER doctors were baffled when they didn't see anything in the initial scans. She said that she was then sent home but returned to hospital soon after when Adidas High Tops Leopard her condition worsened.
Di Mauro said that while she still enjoys barbecue, she now cuts steak into very small pieces and is leery of eating at restaurants. The family now also uses a cleaning stone instead of a brush to scrape off the grill and Di Mauro is quick to tell anyone her story if it will prevent someone else from enduring such an ordeal.
BBQ bristle lodged in Toronto woman's throat
"I couldn't speak or turn my head," Di Mauro recalled. "I went back to the hospital and that's when they did another scan and saw the metallic bit in my throat."Despite their efforts and hours of surgery, doctors were unable to remove the bristle and instead opted for an emergency tracheotomy to help Di Mauro breathe. She remained in hospital for 10 days.
Di Mauro said she was sitting down to a steak dinner with family on Nov. 6, after which she noticed a "spearing" sensation in her throat.
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