Would this story be interesting to feature on BME? That is, do you want to see stories that are not really “about” voluntary body modification, but have enough cross-over that they're relevant and most likely quite interesting as well?
SUBJECT: Amputation, (Accidental)
I saw a link for amputation, and i have a good picture, and maby a good story, I was doing construction work, using a miter-box saw. I was cutting a 45 degree angle out of a piece of crown molding. I am not sure what happened next, but some how my hand found its way under the saw blade. I looked down, realizing that the lower part of my hand was on the floor. Pervious EMT training told me to put my hand in a cold area, so I picked up my hand, and put it in a micro fridge. Using a shop towel, I tried to stop the bleeding.
After being flown to a Baltimore hospital after a 13 hour surgery my hand was replanted. This is where the pictures come from. The doctor took as picture before the operation. Any way its 2 years later and I am still missing a pinky finger, and I have 25% of mobility of my left hand.