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Desperate Man Amputates Own Leg With Saw and Knife

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A 47-year-old man in Boading, China was so desperate to have a medical procedure, he decided to amputate his own leg. Mr Zheng reportedly utilized a metal saw and a fruit knife to carry out the operation.

A 47-year-old man in Baoding, China was so desperate to have a medical procedure, he decided to amputate his own leg. Mr Zheng reportedly utilized a metal saw and a fruit knife to carry out the operation.

In an effort to handle the excruciating pain, he bit down on a piece of wood. Zheng’s ordeal began in early 2012, when he first started experiencing in pain in his leg.

He went to the hospital numerous times and was eventually diagnosed with arterial embolism.

After the diagnosis and several follow-up visits to the medical facility, Zheng was left with no money to pay for a surgery. As time went on, the man’s agony drastically increased to the point where he was unable to walk or stand.

Left with no other options, Zheng grabbed the makeshift medical instruments and sawed off his own leg, about 6 inches from his hip. After it was over, Zheng’s wife found him passed out with his severed leg next to him.

Thankfully Zheng survived, but he developed an infection in his remaining leg and is asking members of his community to help pay for amputation and an artificial limb.