Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The father of two underwent a successful five-hour operation to remove the knives from his stomach in the northern city of Amritsar, after complaining to doctors of severe abdomen pain. "I don't know why I did it but there was some spiritual power behind it," the 42-year-old said from Amritsar in Punjab state, declining to be named. "It started in June when I swallowed the first knife and I enjoyed the feeling. It soon became a habit." Doctors said they initially thought he was suffering from a tumour after body scans showed a large solid mass. But on further investigation, they discovered dozens of folding knives with metal and wooden handles, measuring up to 18 centimetres unfolded.
"We immediately prepared him for surgery and removed the knives. There was bleeding as some of them were unfolded," Rajinder Rajan, one of the surgeons at Corporate Hospital, said. Dr Rajan said he suspected the patient, who told doctors he passed two more knives in his stools, was suffering from depression.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.