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.

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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.