"A woman has experienced my worst nightmare while sleeping."

I’m not scared of anything like I’m scared of cockroaches.

Their weird wings.

Their soft legs.

Their ability to run really fast but ALSO fly.

The fact that they would be able to survive a nuclear explosion while I wouldn’t, which I find rude.

I don’t like them. Not one bit.

But after reading a story today, my fear has escalated to the point where I’m not sure I’ll ever sleep again.

You see, early on Tuesday morning, a woman in India woke up with a weird sensation in her nose. She could sense something had crawled up there.

The 42-year-old, known only as Selvi, asked her son-in-law to take her to see a doctor, because she was almost certain an insect had crawled up her nose.

Speaking to the New Indian Express, she said “there was a tingling, crawling sensation.”

“I could not explain the feeling, but I was sure it was some insect.”

She was eventually sent to Stanley Medical College Hospital, where the doctors made a horrifying discovery. During a nasal endoscopy, they found that between her eyes, sitting on the skull base, was a cockroach. 

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It was located alarmingly close to her brain, and was still alive. 

Recalling how it felt, Selvi said, "Whenever it moved, it gave me a burning sensation in my eyes."

If left inside, the cockroach "would have died before long and the patient would have developed infection which would have spread to the brain," according to Selvi's doctor.

Yahoo actually featured a video of the doctors removing the cockroach from the woman's skull, but I couldn't watch.

As it is, I'm not sleeping tonight, or tomorrow night, or ever.

I'm done.

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