A hernia is more of a nuisance and an embarrassment than anything else.But it needs to be repaired because
it's the protrusion of an organ or the fascia of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it.
It requires medical attention.
But a 63-year-old Glendale, California man tried to "fix" his own hernia with a butter knife. Ouch!
The man was reportedly in stable condition after he attempted self-surgery with a six-inch butter knife. He sought to remove a protruding hernia from his stomach, police explained Tuesday.. Ugh!
When authorities arrived at the man’s home Sunday night, they saw him lying naked outside on a lounge chair with what looked like the handle of a knife protruding from his stomach, according to police.
But there's more. After they arrived, police said the man pulled out the knife and shoved a cigarette he was smoking inside the open wound. OMG!
It was the man's wife who notified police. She said her husband was upset about the hernia and wanted to get rid of it.
We repeat: Don't try to fix your own hernia. Don't try self-surgery. And don't put out cigarette butts in open wounds!
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