Apr 11, 2009 at 01:00pm IST

Woman lives with bullet in face for 12 years

Tirana (Albania): An Albanian woman lived 12 years with a bullet lodged below her cheekbone without noticing it, a media report said.

Mrike Rrucaj was hit by a bullet when she was sleeping in her home in the western Balkan state.

"I was covered in blood. The doctor at the hospital said the bullet had come out, and he just cleaned the wound," the 40-year-old Rrucaj said of the incident in 1997.

Woman lives with bullet in face for 12 years

SINKING FEELING: An X-ray revealed a 2.8-cm-long bullet lodged below Mrike Rrucaj's cheekbone.

However, only recently she has been experiencing headache, which prompted her to see a doctor. An X-ray revealed a 2.8-cm-long bullet lodged below her cheekbone.

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