Have you ever performed surgery on yourself? Warning, not for the squeamish.

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  1. diego

    diego Member

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    FiestaRed Gold Supporting Member

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    I used the circumcision home kit.

    I'm considering the DIY vasectomy as well
     
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    :eek:

    That made me let out a hearty Guffaw. Well done sir!
     
  4. Jiffy_Jeff

    Jiffy_Jeff Playin Tunes and Having Fun! Silver Supporting Member

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    Years ago while working in the desert I got dehydrated and gave myself an I.V. (top of hand) Closest EMT was quite a ways away.
    Not surgery but it was quite an accomplishment in my mind.
     
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  5. diego

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    I tried to walk home (from Wyoming to Utah) with a compound fracture of the ulna after a I flew out a spinning car window, but someone sat on me until the ambulance arrived. I was going to take care if it myself. I guess the concussion might’ve had a bit to do with my decision making.
     
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    I once pulled a rather large piece of glass out of my arm and stitched it up with a fishhook (bent the barb back first) and threads I pulled out of a bandana I was wearing. I was fishing and the pike I'd landed flailed and sent my Buddy's glass travel mug flying and a piece ended up in my forearm. it was bleeding pretty badly, hence the stitching, sterilized it all with overproof white rum
     
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    Bobbybigbucks Gold Supporting Member

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    Whoa, serious business man.
     
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    I've cut a few fishing hooks out of my flesh over the years. Cut skin tags off. Not a huge deal, but not for everyone.
     
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    Are you bullsh!tting us man? That's pretty badass.
     
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    Did what I had to, I was an hr away from anything remotely close to civilization lol, don't get me wrong, it hurt like H**L but desperate times call for desperate measures
     
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    I removed a few skin tags myself but the doctor does a much better job.
     
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    We're dying to know the details. :D
     
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    I was starting to get bloody noses again a couple of years ago. I used to get them all of the time when I was younger and eventually had them cauterized by a Doctor.

    Anyways, I bought some silver nitrate swabs off of ebay (they look like long matchsticks) and shoved them up my nose.

    It did not hurt nearly as much as I thought it would. Worked a charm! No kidding.
     
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    Do you remember how much it cost? I have a couple skin tags on my back so I am out of luck. Err...maybe I could ask a masseuse to do it, but that would be an extremely awkward request.

    There is a joke in there somewhere, but I haven't the energy at the moment
     
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    I have a number of skin tags too. I'm getting out my 40 watt soldering iron.


    I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    Now that is what I call being resourceful
     
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    I had one under my armpit for years about the size of a large pea. Finally decided to do something about it when I took some friends' kids swimming and one of them kept pointing at it and laughing. I read about different approaches and ended up tying dental floss around it. It took about 2 weeks, and swelled up a bit and went a funny color, but one day it just dropped off and that was that.
     
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    My weapon of choice for "old age barnacles" (sebaceous keratoses) is a soldering pencil. Burn it and leave it. Eventually it turns black and falls off. Works on warts, too.

    Cuticle scissors for skin tags, closed very slowly. Minimizes bleeding.

    Rio
     
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    I cut shrapnel out of my leg.
    The hazards of indoor shooting ranges.
     
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    Several years ago I took a headfirst dive from the roof of a cargo van into a gravel parking lot. I managed to catch myself with my hands, but there was a lot of gravel embedded into some nasty cuts on my palms. I managed to wash most of it out before bandaging them up.

    Fast forward about a year and my left palm is itchy as hell. I started to believe those tall tales my mother had told me about spending too long in the shower, but I’m right handed. That’s when I realized that there were several bits of gravel still embedded under the meaty part of my left hand near the base of my thumb. It took a few shots of whiskey and a clean Xacto knife, but I eventually got them all out.
     
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