MANCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman who was injured by shrapnel while watching the Boston Marathon says she didn’t realize it at first.

Denise Spenard of Manchester says she and a friend were pushed into a restaurant when the first explosion happened Monday afternoon. She said she felt something sharp, but didn’t know she was hurt until she looked down and saw blood on her abdomen.

Spenard tells WMUR-TV doctors took X-rays of her and told her to return Friday for surgery.

Spenard, who still has the shrapnel in her side, says she’s thankful to be home.

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