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Woman’s body filled with feces after surgery mishap

/ 12:54 PM November 26, 2017

Kelly Yeoman has been suffocating from her own fecal matter for 15 weeks after a botched surgical procedure. Image: Facebook/kelly.yeoman.7

A woman in the United Kingdom has been suffocating in her own feces after a botched routine surgery.

Kelly Yeoman, 34, underwent a minor surgical procedure when a “slip of the scalpel” hit her bowel, causing it to stop functioning.

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According to the BBC, she has been unable to poo for the last 15 weeks.

“She is regularly vomiting a foul mixture of her last meal and her own excrement, and she is struggling to breathe,” states her Go Fund Me page titled “Kelly’s Crisis.”

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An x-ray shared on her Facebook page shows that the fecal matter has reached her chest.

She is currently admitted at Southmead Hospital to treat her condition.

According to BBC, Yeoman has had two operations since, but that her health issues and allergies complicate finding a solution.

“At any moment, her bowel could perforate, which (if she is lucky enough to survive the complications) will result in a colostomy bag for the rest of her life,” states her fundraising page.

Her friends aim to raise £10,000 (approximately P675,000) so that she could get treatment at St. Mark’s Hospital which specializes in bowel diseases.

As of this writing, £7,260 (approximately P490,000) has been raised.

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Yeoman is an equestrienne and is devoted to her rescued horse named Huckleberry Finn. Her friends describe her as “a lovely, bright and caring young woman whose life should be full of fun and laughter and plans for the future.”

Image: Go Fund Me

They add, “We are watching her go gradually downhill—she is almost unrecognisable as our happy, strong and determined friend.” Niña V. Guno/JB

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