Aug 7, 2007

And now, today's surgery report.

Two stories that caught my attention:

"It bored right through the skin and disappeared into my head," Wegner told Germany's best-selling newspaper, Bild. "It hurt like crazy."

At the time the technology did not exist to safely remove the pencil, so Wegner had to live with it _ and the chronic headaches and nosebleeds that it brought _ for the next five-and-a-half decades.

Next up, and even better, is this beauty from AP:

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When conventional medical professionals refused to remove a 62-year-old local man's testicles, police said he turned to mysterious "professionals" to relieve what he called chronic pain.

Now police want to find the fly-by-night surgeons.

"I have never in my life seen anything quite like that," said St. Paul police spokesman Tom Walsh.

According to a search warrant affidavit filed Monday, the man complained of chronic pain and turned to conventional medical personnel to remove his testicles.

When they refused, the 62-year-old man said he hired other "professionals" to do the surgery. He would not tell officers who they were, saying he didn't want to get them into trouble.

Police said a couple of weeks ago, two or three people operated on the man in his home. He was unconscious. When he woke up, his testicles were gone. So were his "professionals."

His groin area was bleeding heavily, so he called his daughter. She called for help.

Police found an improvised operating room in the man's house, with bright lights, an apparent operating table, a camera and various medical supplies and equipment. There was also blood in several rooms of the house.

Sorry, the only way they take my boys is after I am dead...


  1. He hired some people other than certified surgeons to cut on him? Man, that takes a lot of... um. Nevermind.

  2. actually, a number of years ago some dude who was in an accident wanted to have his feet amputated so he could use prosthetics which would help him walk easier than the smashed-up feet he was left with after the accident.

    Surgeons wouldn't do it, and he couldn't afford to do have it done, so he decided the only thing to do would be to chop off his feet with a guilitine and charge $$$ for folks to watch a live webcast of it.

    Why don't we hear about THAT sort of stuff no mo?

  3. and even after you're dead I'm sure you'll still feel it, being a man and all. you guys could feel the pain from another planet.

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  5. I guarantee that every guy who reads this post winced.

  6. Damn! That reminds me of my bat shit crazy step grand-pa, who pulled out all of his remaining teeth by himself. He wanted dentures, and he didn't want to pay the dentist $300 to pull his teeth.