This man amputated his own arm with a pocket knife!!!

Eli

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That...... would hurt.

I don't think a pocket knife would be very good at sawing through bone.. Hopefully it was one of those swiss army knives with a wood saw. :p

Damn, though... what a horrible decision. I wonder if he's thinking he should have just stuck it out.. They had just started searching that day, I bet they would have found him if he would have waited a little longer.
 

Confused

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If he was in so much pain with the bolder on his arm, then cutting it off can't have hurt too much more!

Brave guy tho, he knew what he needed to do!

If you were there, you probably would have done the same!


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Ouch.. He must have been so much shock when he's cutting off his arm.
 

EngenZerO

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w0w...

I wince when I have to remove a splinter, but cutting off your arm. I have to hand it to this guy, he deserves much respect. I still cant see how he stayed awake while hacking off his own arm. I figure he would have passed out due to pain or shock.

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vi edit

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Originally posted by: EngenZerO
w0w...

I wince when I have to remove a splinter, but cutting off your arm. I have to hand it to this guy, he deserves much respect. I still cant see how he stayed awake while hacking off his own arm. I figure he would have passed out due to pain or shock.

engen

I'm not a doctor, but depending on how the boulder fell on his arm, it may have cut off blood flow and did so much nerve damage that he wasn't feeling *much* pain in that area anyway.
 

Looney

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Originally posted by: Confused
If he was in so much pain with the bolder on his arm, then cutting it off can't have hurt too much more!

Brave guy tho, he knew what he needed to do!

If you were there, you probably would have done the same!

Or his arm might have even been dead of sensation. Long term crushing damage causes nerves to actually die, so his arm was probably numb anyways.
 

Eli

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Originally posted by: Moralpanic
Originally posted by: Confused
If he was in so much pain with the bolder on his arm, then cutting it off can't have hurt too much more!

Brave guy tho, he knew what he needed to do!

If you were there, you probably would have done the same!

Or his arm might have even been dead of sensation. Long term crushing damage causes nerves to actually die, so his arm was probably numb anyways.
I bet it would still feel weeeirrrrd.....

*shiver*
 
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Holy crap!

Talk about a story for the bars ... "I lost a finger to a dog." "Dude, I cut my arm off with a pocketknife. You're a little bitch."

- M4H
 

911paramedic

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Originally posted by: Moralpanic
Originally posted by: Confused
If he was in so much pain with the bolder on his arm, then cutting it off can't have hurt too much more!

Brave guy tho, he knew what he needed to do!

If you were there, you probably would have done the same!

Or his arm might have even been dead of sensation. Long term crushing damage causes nerves to actually die, so his arm was probably numb anyways.
It would have been amputated at the hospital even if they found him, hope he scrubbed in first...

 

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Originally posted by: vi_edit
Originally posted by: EngenZerO
w0w...

I wince when I have to remove a splinter, but cutting off your arm. I have to hand it to this guy, he deserves much respect. I still cant see how he stayed awake while hacking off his own arm. I figure he would have passed out due to pain or shock.

engen

I'm not a doctor, but depending on how the boulder fell on his arm, it may have cut off blood flow and did so much nerve damage that he wasn't feeling *much* pain in that area anyway.



yeah thats what i was thinkin too. After that many days like that he probably wasn't that coherent anyway so he didn't feel the full impact of what he was doing. Hey i am coherent and i can't even think about doing that to myself.
 

vi edit

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From the story, the guy was quite the veteran climber. He wasn't a n00b, and I'm sure he knew full well what he had to do to get out.
 

damiano

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Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Holy crap!

Talk about a story for the bars ... "I lost a finger to a dog." "Dude, I cut my arm off with a pocketknife. You're a little bitch."

- M4H

hahahahaha
 

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Originally posted by: vi_edit
Originally posted by: EngenZerO
w0w...

I wince when I have to remove a splinter, but cutting off your arm. I have to hand it to this guy, he deserves much respect. I still cant see how he stayed awake while hacking off his own arm. I figure he would have passed out due to pain or shock.

engen

I'm not a doctor, but depending on how the boulder fell on his arm, it may have cut off blood flow and did so much nerve damage that he wasn't feeling *much* pain in that area anyway.
No doubt. I don't think there is any human alive that could cut off their own arm with a pocket knife and not pass out from pain/shock. I don't think you could even finish the job. This is assuming your arm is healthy. But, if it had been crushed for the past two days, it might be numbed and dead enough for you to amputate without untolerable pain.

Maybe he tied the tourniquet and left it there for a while to numb the arm?? Either way, this guy puts Rambo to shame.
 

NokiaDude

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He'll never be able to j**k off ever again!!! Dude, that sucks!! and the you know what in the bedroom will be hard without a right arm. I love my right arm, I would NEVER cut it off.
 

datalink7

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Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Holy crap!

Talk about a story for the bars ... "I lost a finger to a dog." "Dude, I cut my arm off with a pocketknife. You're a little bitch."

- M4H

lol!
 

0roo0roo

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dude, after just an hour of a boulder sitting on your arm... ur arm is probably dead if u havn't bled out from a wound u know. so it was probably crushed totally.