Complaints about being tired on day two of RNV are officially no longer good enough after one bloke’s crazy bender story.
Mateus Facio, a 21-year-old uni student from Brazil, was partying with his boys on New Year’s Eve when something hit him in the head. It was a bullet, but old mate thought it was just a rock, so he had a quick wash and returned to business.
“I thought it was stone, something like that,” he told Brazillian news outlet Globo. “It was like the sound of an explosion when a bomb goes off, but inside my head.”
“The bleeding stopped, we left, I took a shower and went out partying."
After drying off, Mateus travelled with his mates for four days. He was drinking, swimming in the ocean and partaking in beach festivities.
Through all the hijinks, the bullet was still lodged in his head. He only realised something was wrong when he suffered from continuous spasms in his right arm and headed to the hospital.
Mateus, a doctor explained, was pretty damn lucky to have complete motor function, let alone be able to bend through.
"Part of the bullet penetrated his brain which caused compression in that area and led to his arm’s involuntary movements," said neurosurgeon Flavio Falcometa.
"If it had ended up a few millimetres from where it did, it could have caused much more serious damage and left his arm or one side of his body paralysed. It was very risky for the patient but we believe that in 20 to 30 days he will be able to continue with his normal life."
The party animal’s mum was stoked that her little boy made it, saying: “He has been born again.”
Mateus agrees, explaining that the incident has given him clarity. He even switched to a medical degree because of the incident.
“After this, I’m sure it will influence my profession,” he said. “I can be a good doctor and try to save people’s lives, take care of everyone in general.”
Godspeed sir, godspeed.
Main image credit: Globo via Mateus Falcio