A Chinese man has amputated his own leg using nothing more than a saw and a fruit knife, after doctors told him an infection had left him just one month to live.
Zheng Yanliang, 47, was apparently known as his home town’s tough guy even before he was forced to take matters into his own hands.
Suffering from severe arterial thrombosis in both legs, surviving on a diet of ineffective painkillers in searing daily pain, and unable to pay the hospital’s fee for surgery, Zheng was forced into the makeshift surgery.
Biting down on a wooden back scratcher wrapped in a towel, he successfully removed his own leg about 15cm below the hip.
According to Shanghaist, Zheng waited until his wife had gone to bed before getting started.
“Over 20 minutes later, when [his wife] returned to the eastern bedroom after awaking from…
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