The “World’s Unluckiest Man” Has An Incredible Story To Tell
Oliver Pugh considers himself the world’s unluckiest man, and we’re struggling to disagree with him…
Over the past four years, the father of two has battled not only three bouts of meningitis, but also cancer, MRSA and a heart attack. He lost part of his thumb, and then had his wife leave him for the guy who was best man at their wedding.
It started back in 2012, when he went to his doctor with hip problems. What he had put down to nerve pain, probably related to his job in construction, turned out to be a cancerous tumour on his spine.
Doctors tried to remove the tumour twice, but failed both times, and Oliver contracted meningitis three times as a result of his spinal cord becoming infected.
In the same year, he lost part of his thumb in an industrial accident and – if this wasn’t bad enough – the wound got infected, and Oliver found himself with the very unpleasant MRSA.
A few years later, in 2015, Oliver discovered that his wife was having an affair with his best friend (who had been the best man at their wedding), and his marriage broke down. A few months later, he had a heart attack, and just a month after that, the pressure from his tumour caused him to lose the use of his legs.
After four years of hell, however, Oliver seems to be coming out the other side.Doctors successfully removed histumour, and he got the all clear from cancer earlier this year. He has regained the use of his legs, and has recently fulfilled one of his dreams, and opened his own bar (in his hometown of Buxton).Things between him and Joe have also got back to normal:
“Me and Joe have since reconciled and hes been helping me out getting the bar up and running.
Ive known him and been friends with him for over 20 years and it has been difficult to bear a grudge.Hes actually done me a favour in the long run and him and Grace are no longer together.
He wont forgive himself, but I just use it as a bit of banter and call him wife s****** and stuff.”
Now that Oliver has regained his health, he is hoping to get back into Kung Fu (of which he used to be a national and European champion).
He also said:
“I’m really happy that I’ve gone from having no prospects to now having lots.When I got better it strengthened my resolve.
When you think you are going to die you don’t have time to question things, you have nothing to lose.”
What an inspirational guy.
H/T and Image Credit: The Daily Mail