Here is one very tough lesson a man learned recently while using a wire brush to clean his BBQ Pit.
According to Country Living:
“On Sunday evening upon eating a hamburger from our grill, I felt something abnormal in my burger,” Chester Poole, 63, of Nova Scotia captioned a rather unappetizing close-up of his throat. “I tried to spit it out and tried to cough up anything that may be there. Upon eating my second bite I felt a needle like pain in my throat.”
After spending five hours in outpatient care, X-rays confirmed what Poole could feel: There was a foreign object stuck in his throat—what turned out to be an inch-long stray wire from Poole’s barbecue grill brush. Poole was sent home for the night and referred to another hospital for surgery on Monday.
“Our brush is in good shape and I hardly use it,” Poole wrote. “[My doctor] says he gave up his brushes 10 [years] ago because he sees this sort of thing a lot. The thing that was concerning was that he said a lot of times they cannot be found because they embed themselves in the soft tissue of your throat and that you end up doing more damage by poking around trying to find it to remove. They end up leaving them there and you live with the discomfort. Every time I was swallowing it felt like a needle was in there. Not fun.”
Source: Country Living