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Real Case Of Pins And Needles Blamed On Violent Ex Hubby

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A Chinese woman ended up with a real case of pins and needles after doctors who X-rayed her to try and get to the bottom of incredible pains that she had suffered from for more than a decade found nine needles and pins inserted into her body.

And even though the cause of her suffering has now been diagnosed, incredibly, she is going to have to live with the pain for a while longer as her family struggles to come up with the 17,000 GBP needed to pay for them to be removed.

The woman, Alatan Hsia, 39, from Jarud Banner in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said: "I have suffered from the pain for years. I guess a little while longer before I finally get free of it is something I can bear."

Some of the needles are easy to remove but others need a complicated medical procedure, including one needle that is embedded in a lung, one in a kidney, one in the liver, one in a leg joint and one just three centimetres from her heart.

Alatan, a hardy herdswoman on the Mongolian steppe, said: "I used to have a terrible marriage. My ex-husband Chung Hsiao frequently beat me. Finally, at the end of 2002, I went to my parents’ home to avoid him.

"One day when I was there and my folks were out he came around and gave me a beating. He shouted: 'If you won't return to me I will kill you.' I was beaten into a coma. When I woke up five days later my parents said that there had been no sign of him, and they had put me in bed until I recovered. None of us thought much of it but they also said that they had found some needles on the ground lying alongside my body. I believe that after putting some of them inside me he had then fled leaving others on the floor."

In 2002, after the attack, Alatan divorced with her husband and married another man, Long Han. She always felt incredible pain in her body in the following years but it was only when she had an X-Ray this week that she finally discovered the cause.

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