A normal Sunday lawn job at his home ended with a rusty metal wire the size of a heavy duty nail in a man's skull.

Bill Parker, 34, was mowing his lawn on Sunday, and felt something hit his face. He thought it was a rock that flew and hit him at first.

He felt for any damage, and noticed he definitely had a bloody nose. Thinking he may have a fractured cheek bone, 15-20 minutes after the accident he and his fiancé decided it best that he heads to the hospital.

Parker was under the impression that it'd be a quick in-and-out, take some pain meds kinda thing. After the CT scan came back...that was definitely not the case.

He would have to undergo surgery. It only took 20 minutes to remove the wire, but it was a lot more dangerous than you might think. Here's what Parker shared with his family and friends on Facebook after surgery.

"I'm grateful to be alive," he shared with family and friends on Facebook at 7:03 a.m. Monday, after waking from surgery. "Several doctors were completely amazed at what had happened to me and stressed how lucky I really am. The metal had somehow made its way through a tangle of really important nerves and arteries and finally rested about a millimeter from both carotid artery and my jugular vein.
Guess it just wasn't my time yet."

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