Woman finds

Screenshot courtesy of Disney+After suffering from chronic sinus pain throughout her life, a New Zealand woman received a nasal COVID-19 exam. It revealed that a calcified tiddlywink piece was lodged in her nose. This begs two questions:AdvertisementWhat is a tiddlywink anyway?What's the matter?Mary McCarthy, a hospital kitchen worker, suffered from a constant pain in her right nostril. This was despite her having worked as a cook for many years.As you can probably guess, Tiddlywinks is a British-style board game for children. It was first created in the 1860's. The game uses small discs called winks. One then launches a squidger into a pot to get varying points. McCarthy claims that she played the game with her seven siblings at age 8. McCarthy inhaled the pieces accidentally when she was eight years old.My mother was too afraid to tell me, so I did not. I can remember feeling terrified and thinking, "Where has it gone?" She recalls being scared at the time. However, she didn't tell anyone about it, and she kinda-sorta forgot all about it, despite almost four decades of sinus problems. She sounds busy, even though she works full-time in a hospital cafeteria and takes care of her severely autistic 22-year old son.One of the horrible COVID-19 nasal swabs dragged the game piece out of her nose late last year. This caused an infection that was finally discovered by ENT doctors. Although it didn't look like a tiddlywink, a CT scan revealed a foreign object in her upper nostril. It was too large and painful to be removed by the doctor while she was still awake.The large tiddlywink was forced through her nose and into her mouth by a subsequent surgery. It was then removed. McCarthy stated that there was calcification surrounding it, and that this was likely why my nose was a bit crooked. This sounds like a good bet for us.AdvertisementEmail great job tips and internet tips to gji@theonion.com