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Pen Removed 25 Years After Woman Swallowed It

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Pen Removed 25 Years After Woman Swallowed It

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Pen Removed 25 Years After Woman Swallowed It

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A British woman's husband and doctor didn't believe her when she said she swallowed a pen. Now, they are eating their words. The woman just had the pen removed. She's in good health, and the pen still works too.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Picture this: A woman in Britain felt a lump in her throat. She tried to take a closer look with a mirror and a pen, but slipped and fell and swallowed the pen. It sounded so improbable, her doctor and her husband did not believe her.

Twenty-five years later, they're eating their words. The woman just had the pen removed. She is in good health - and the pen still works. Doctors scribbled "hello" on a piece of paper.

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