“Woman Overjoyed by Giant Uterine Parasite”

From the Onion, a parody newspaper, comes this amusing take on a common event:

NEW BRIGHTON, MN—Immediately following a physician’s examination for her menstrual cessation, 37-year-old events planner Janice Crowley told reporters Tuesday that she is “ecstatic” with her diagnosis of a rapidly growing intrauterine parasite.

“I’m so happy!” Crowley said of the golf ball–sized, nutrient-sapping organism embedded deep in the wall of her uterus. “I was beginning to think this would never happen to me.”

(continue reading at the Onion)

While humorous, this article does remind us of just how unusual this physiological state is.