One day, Luis Falcinn walked into his doctor's office with a big red "S" on his chest. The doctor looked at the tattoo and said to his assistant, "This doesn't look like a medical problem." The assistant replied, "I've been doing medical lasers for 15 years, and this is the first time I've seen that." Luiz took the catheter (medicine instrument used to inject intravenous medications) for his test. During the procedure, the catheter became infected, causing the flu bug to enter his bloodstream.
On the same day, Luis Falcinn was rushed to the hospital emergency room. A catheter was inserted through his penis, into his stomach where he ate his first meal of the day - unaware that he had just become infected with a flu virus in the process. Within two days, his temperature rose from the normal low-tension heat of summer to a dangerous high fever. His body was coated with sweat, fluid and phlegm, making it difficult for him to breathe. His first aid treatment consisted of drinking water, eating crackers, and taking non-prescription cough syrup.
Within two weeks, his condition had stabilized and he was discharged from the hospital. Doctors diagnosed him with having a non-prescription bacterial infection, but given the location of the cigna, (which lies inside the vagina), doctors were not sure if it was a medical necessity. It was, so they waited. Three months later, on a hot summer day in Brazil, Luiz arose from surgery and experienced severe headaches. He didn't go to the doctor - his assistants told him to wait for the results of a culture and blood test - but when the results came back, his diagnosis was confirmed: it was bacterial pneumonia.