Quote:A man died after years of snorting cocaine caused his throat to “turn black” and rot away.
The 50-year-old man was taken to hospital after he began to vomit blood and lost consciousness.
Quote:The man, who also had a history of alcohol abuse, fatty liver disease and heart disease, also experienced “multiple episodes” of vomiting prior to his hospital visit.
Quote:The patients’ throat was black and he was diagnosed with acute oesophageal necrosis (AON) – rotting flesh in his throat.
Quote:It’s believed to be the fourth case of acute oesophageal necrosis due to cocaine use worldwide, according to Dr. Waqas Ullah who treated the man.
Imagine what his breath must have been like.
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971