Man cuts out his own appendix! Respect.

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  1. Tylenol Jones

    Tylenol Jones Member

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    Incredible. Extraneous circumstances but that man deserves my respect.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32481442

     
  2. BlueHeaven

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    Absolutely incredible!
     
  3. Bob Maximus

    Bob Maximus Silver Supporting Member

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    Wasn't sure what to expect from the op. But, I remember this story from a long time ago. The guy was a surgeon, and the only Dr. in the expedition. He had a choice; live or die.

    I went through an appendectomy years ago. At the point before the appendix burst, it was and is the worst pain I have ever faced.
     
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    Same here. I didn't care for it much either. Very unpleasant at the bursting point.
     
  5. Roark

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    Wow, amazing what people can do when your up against it.

    Reminds me of an ex-marine friend, paraplegic in a wheelchair, he rolled off of his lift in garage and broke his leg. With nobody to help him, he drug himself out of to his car and drove himself to the hospital.

    Not sure what I would do.
     
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    it's interesting how some people can deal with stuff like that. my mom fell in the parking lot of her doctor's office and broke her leg. she said nothing to my sister who helped her into the office. she said nothing to anyone until the doctor brought her in.
     
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    mother always said that you don't know what you can handle until you have to.
     
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    That's when goils were goils and men were men.

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    Wasn't there a scene like that in Master and Commander?
     
  10. Donn Rowe

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    that takes some serious stones ! also I seem to remember some cutting off body part who was stuck mountain climbing or something .
     
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    FiestaRed Gold Supporting Member

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    Please. He used sharp instruments. :facepalm

    Try using a spork and then get back to me.
     
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    There used to be a story of a lone sailor who did the same thing. Don't know if it was true.
     
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    Howard Blackburn first rose to fame in 1883. While he was fishing on the schooner Grace L. Fears, a sudden winter storm caught him and a dorymate unprepared while they were in their banks dory, leaving them separated from the schooner. Blackburn began to row for shore, despite the loss of his mittens; he knew his hands would freeze, so he kept them in the hooked position that would allow him to row. He tried to save one hand with a sock and thus worsened his condition by freezing his toes and yet not being able to save his fingers. The crewmate gave up and laid down in the dory and died on the second day. Blackburn carried the body to shore for a proper grave. (wiki, Howard Blackburn)
     

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