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25-year-old Kent Ryan Tomao experienced sharp chest pains in cold weather and learned that he had a four-inch-long knife blade lodged in his chest after doing a routine X-ray.
Tamao was more than a bit confused when doctors told him that he had an “object resembling a knife” stuck in his chest, very close to one of his lungs.
He had undergone an X-ray exam required to apply for a mining job in Agusan del Sur and never imagined anything wrong with him.
He told doctors in Kidapawan City that he had sometimes experienced stabbing pains in his chest on unusually cold days but didn’t overthink of them.
He certainly didn’t know there was a knife blade in his chest.
Asked if he had any idea how the blade ended up in his chest, Kent told physicians that he had been the victim of a stabbing over a year ago.
He was allegedly riding a motorbike one day, last June when he was attacked and stabbed by a gang of youths.
He didn’t remember much about the incident, except that he was almost lifeless when he was brought to the hospital, where doctors managed to save him.
Despite the shocking discovery, he said that he has no plans of suing the doctor who treated him after getting stabbed last year. He even declined to name them, as not to make any problems for him.
All he wants now is to have the blade removed so he can apply for that mining job.