The closest I’ve come to performing surgery on my self was the time I popped a really big zit behind my ear. Heck, that sucker might have even been a cyst or something. The cases I’ve managed to dig out and list below are, shall we say, way more friggin’ impressive. Oh, and Wikipedia has a neat little entry on self-surgery that is worth a quick read. Personal self-surgery experiences, as always, are welcome in the comments section!
How in the nine circles of hell do you manage to break off two sewing needles while trying to perform dental surgery on yourself? We’re talking high carbon steel here!
Do those things itch or something? Perhaps somebody set off one too many airport metal detectors?
And we have yet another nominee for world’s saddest medical case report! Have a nice day!
Radhi JM. Lipoma of the colon: self amputation. Am J Gastroenterol. 1993 Nov;88(11):1981-2. No abstract available.
Sadly, I have been unable to access anything more than the title of the article. Thankfully, the title seems to be fairly self-explanatory.