“At first I didn’t think it had worked because I didn’t feel anything – but then I looked down and could see the bone cut through. There was a little flesh and tendons still there so I used a scalpel to remove them, that was the painful bit. I used three bandages and cable ties to contain the blood before scalding the artery”.
“I then texted my wife to call an ambulance and went inside to admit what I’d done. She was horrified. The blood was going everywhere so my wife got a hose out to hose down all the blood and mess. She called the emergency services and the police and ambulance turned up”.
Brave or stupid? Perhaps neither, just incredibly desperate. I hope stuff starts looking up for the guy. Can you imagine how desperate you would have to be to cut off your own hand in your back garden?