For years,Â 51-year-old Steve Easton had suffered nasal issues and headaches,Â and for most of his life, assumed that he was suffering from a severe case of hay fever. ButÂ the real reason behind what was plaguing Easton was revealed the other day, after a simple sneeze shot a mysterious object out of his nose.
Flying out of his left nostril, emerged a childhood toy the size of a penny, which had been lodged in his nose forÂ almost four decades.
â€œI started a sneezing fit and it came out of my left nostril,â€ Easton told The Guardian. â€œI thought, â€˜Whatâ€™s this? Where the hell has this come from?â€™ and pulled out this rubber sucker. I was completely blown away.â€
Easton said he had forgotten about the incident until now, but in the 1970’s as a little boy, he decided to experiment and snort the dart. His mother remembers the incident however, how they rushed him to the doctor right after it happened. Doctors couldn’t find the toy, and assumed that the child had simply swallowed it. Sending Easton and his mother on their way, no one had a clue that the dart was still stuck in his nasal passages, and would be the cause of decades worth of sinus issues and pain.
â€œI brought it up with my doctor and he was amazed like everybody else but said there had been no harm done. Itâ€™s just one of those things,â€ he said. â€œIt had been there in my nasal cavity for 44 years. I was completely unaware that it was in my nose for that long. I feel no different now. I wonder if thereâ€™s anything else up there.â€
Even back then, the mother still didn’t feel right about the doctor’s diagnosis.
â€œI mentioned it to my doctor and he was amazed like everybody else. But he said there had been no harm done,â€ Easton said. â€œI wonder if thereâ€™s anything else up there.â€