The woman, identified by China News as Zhao, was apparently struck in the head by an object when she was 14 that she always assumed to be a stone. As it turns out, it was a 2.5-centimeter bullet.
Zhao found out about the bullet about 10 years ago after she began experiencing symptoms like a chronic stuffy nose, headaches and swollen lymph nodes.
A doctor at First Hospital of China Medical University was able to remove the object from Zhao’s nasal cavity.
"I am happy that the bullet did not kill me, I am grateful to it for allowing me to live and have the opportunity of my life with my family," Zhao said according to a translation.
She was able to survive with the bullet lodged in her body because it “luckily dodged a major blood vessel [and] does not touch the vital organs,” according to physician Zhao Ning.