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Man attempts DIY hernia surgery

By T.K. Randall
July 27, 2011 · Comment icon 18 comments



Image Credit: CC 3.0 Gordon Joly
A 63-year-old man made headlines this week by trying to fix his own hernia using a butter knife.
Police who arrived at his home were shocked to discover him on a lounge chair with the knife sticking out of his abdomen. Even more bizarre is what he did next - after pulling the knife out himself he proceeded to insert the cigarette he was smoking in to the wound.
A man is recovering in hospital after attempting surgery on himself using a butter knife. Police say the 63-year-old Glendale man cut into himself with a six-inch butter knife in an attempt to remove a protruding hernia from his stomach.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (18)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by -WOLF-12227- 12 years ago
Me to, shot in the knee with a pellet gun. We played paintball befor paintball was invented lol Nice! Fun fishing a small object out of your skin isn't it?
Comment icon #10 Posted by ripperking 12 years ago
Strange. I was under the impression that a hernia had to be ppushed back into the stomach and not cut out of the stomach as our poor gentleman was trying to achieve.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Spid3rCyd3 12 years ago
Hope this guy never had any kids.
Comment icon #12 Posted by minimom 12 years ago
Probably because his wife wouldn't let him play with anything sharp. I hope. Lol Why a butterknife though
Comment icon #13 Posted by wideopenwindow 12 years ago
Really you guys, it doesn't take a genius to see that the guy probably didn't have health insurance, so he was looking at a $15,000 hospital bill, minimum. Desperate people do desperate things. Why is it that people in dire straits are considered ignorant? Maybe he lost everything in the crash? It's happening all over the country. Even people with heart problems have to put off their health care because they don't have the money. Get off your Republican soap box and give the guy, and others like him, a break. I just see another good reason why we need socialized medicine.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Robert1 12 years ago
Ouch! And he did it with a butter knife of all things. That had to hurt. It reminds me of the thread that was posted on here a few months back about a Japanese criminal who performed DIY plastic surgery so he could elude the police. It didn't work out well for him either.
Comment icon #15 Posted by RadicalGnostic 12 years ago
In California there are many free clinics, and the County Hospital where he was taken treats indigent cases. He has no excuse for selfsurgery, in my opinion.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Taut 12 years ago
Really you guys, it doesn't take a genius to see that the guy probably didn't have health insurance, so he was looking at a $15,000 hospital bill, minimum. Desperate people do desperate things. Why is it that people in dire straits are considered ignorant? Maybe he lost everything in the crash? It's happening all over the country. Even people with heart problems have to put off their health care because they don't have the money. Get off your Republican soap box and give the guy, and others like him, a break. I just see another good reason why we need socialized medicine. Excuse me? Dire strai... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by 27vet 12 years ago
You can't fix stupid.
Comment icon #18 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 12 years ago
Why a butterknife though Maybe for added personal challenge?


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