"The plane had just landed when I felt the rush of blood. I stood up from my seat, and a heavy and immediate bleed soaked my trousers. They were covered in it, right down to the knees, and I was shrouded with embarrassment. Young and humiliated - I was only 22 at the time - I stood in the passport queue for 40 minutes with my coat tied around my waist, contemplating what had happened.
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