Do they have any sensation for pain?
We've come across some cases where the surgeries were performed on people and it creeped them out. The information I am about to share will scare the shit out of you. There are a few instances when people performed surgeries on themselves. Yes, you read it right! These people took a knife and performed the surgery just like that.
You might have heard of Aron Ralston. The movie "127 hours" is based on his near-death experience when he was trapped under an 800-pound rock in Utah canyon. Ralston had to cut his arm in order to escape. He had to throw himself against the boulder in order to break his bones and then cut the nerve and muscle alike using only a multi-tool knife.
Amanda Feilding believes in "Trepanation". She even ran for the British Parliament twice on the basis of - Trepanation for the national health. Trepanation is an ancient practice of drilling a hole into the skull to relieve the patient of mental illness. She even created a documentary "Heartbeat in the brain" which shows her performing the operation herself using a dentistry drill.
When she showed the film to some selected members in New York, some of the people fainted while watching it.
In 2012, a Chinese man named Zheng Yanliang realised that he had no money for an operation to remove an arterial embolism in his leg. He realised that he would die without an operation and was already in a lot of pain. So he decided to remove his own leg, he grit his teeth and then with a metal saw and a fruit knife cut the leg apart.
He remembers the pain was so bad that three of his teeth came out.
Leonid Rogozov was a Soviet doctor who was stationed at a base in Antarctic. His condition had worsened and he had acute appendicitis which kept on deteriorating. The absence of support aircraft and less time in hand led him to conduct his own surgery. With some people around to help with the tools and mirror he sat in a reclined position and cut out his own appendix.
Rogozov might have remembered this man for inspiration. Dr. Kane was the first person in the world to remove his own appendix. Kane was the chief surgeon of New York City's Kane Summit Hospital. Unlike most sane people he did it for fun and "perspective".
He wanted to prove to the world that general anesthesia was often unnecessary for minor operations. So he used himself as a test case and operated on himself.
It was in 1998 that Douglas Goodale a 35-year-old lobster fisherman from Maine lost his arm in a near fatal accident. His sleeve was caught on the drum winch. He fell into the water and at the same time his arms were in winch's grip. He got back into the boat and he had no other option but to cut his arm from the elbow.
Dr. Jerri Nielsen was hired to spend a year at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station on Antarctica where the winter is six months of complete darkness. She had discovered a lump in her right breast which she thought would turn cancerous and was right. She herself performed two biopsies on her body. Nelsen was able to send a report to America which confirmed the cells were cancerous.
She did self-administered chemotherapy on herself and was finally rescued months later. She became a motivational speaker later.
In September 2007 Parker, a farmer by profession was harvesting corn when some stalks got stuck in a set of rollers which shuck the cut corn. He reached the still running machine to pull the stalks out but the rollers first grabbed his glove and then his hand. He tried calling for help but there was no one near. He had his fingers jammed and then the worst thing happened. A few sparks came from the machine and there was fire all around.
He then knew right there that he could either cut his arm or die right there. He cut his fingers and then when he reached the bone he used his own force of his own weight to break the bones.
Perez lives in rural Rio Talea Mexico which has 500 people and only one phone. In The year 2000 in March, the 40-year-old mother of seven was alone in her cabin when her labor started. At midnight after 12 hours of continuous pain, she decided to do the unthinkable. She said ,"I couldn't stand the pain anymore and if my baby was going to die I decided that I would have to die too".
She is believed to be the only woman known to have performed a successful caesarean operation on herself. Her case was written in the March 2004 issue of the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.