Omaha man says this was his second self-tracheotomy

@shakeroo (3990)
May 10, 2008 10:20am CST
No wonder that he knew exactly what to do. It was the second time that he performed that to himself... Steve Wilder said Friday that his throat is shrunken because of radiation treatments for cancer. Those treatments ended four years ago, but scar tissue remains. He said seasonal allergies may have caused his struggle to breathe overnight April 30. "I didn't feel no pain. I was just trying to survive," Wilder said in his high-pitched, gravelly voice. "I got relief right away. There was a big gush of blood, and I was able to start sucking in air." Still, I really think that he is really a brave guy... Read more:;_ylt=Au7QSCZE0mnuy2bHB3FqBAftiBIF
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