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  • When This Runner Faced Unspeakable Tragedy, Faith Kept Her Going

    08/04/2020 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 3, 2020 | Tracy Ross
    Distance running with an upper-body amputation is a war against instability. Muscles can strain so much to compensate for the missing limb that they contort your spine, misalign your shoulders, and worsen your imbalance. In 2017, Ashley Jones—then 15 years old—faced a punishing return to high school sports following the amputation of her right arm. On the soccer field, she had collisions so violent that the pain would bring her to the brink of blackout. Later, during cross-country runs, the jostling of the amputation site intensified her phantom pain—which she’d already rated 7 out of 10 on normal days—to as...
  • Amputation and Diabetes: How to Protect Your Feet

    08/30/2018 8:52:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Lifestyle ^ | August 29, 2018 | Self Magazine
    Diabetes complications can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly. The good news is that proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers. In fact, better diabetes care is probably why the rates of lower limb amputations have gone down by more than 50 percent in the past 20 years. When foot ulcers do develop, it's important to get prompt care. More than 80 percent of amputations begin with foot ulcers. A nonhealing ulcer that causes severe damage to tissues and bone...
  • Columbus man's arms to be amputated after mauled by pit bulls

    08/18/2018 3:16:28 PM PDT · by Norski · 84 replies ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tony Sloan
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man has to have his arms amputated after being attacked by three pit bulls. Forty-two-year-old Dudley Willis says he was walking home from the store last week when he was mauled by three pit bulls belonging to one the neighbors on the corner of 38th Street and Earline Avenue. “He was left laying here in this area, just left laying out here. Nobody called for help or nothing. He was just left laying out here,” says his sister Alycia Willis. Alycia Willis says he was left there for an hour and twenty-five minutes before...
  • Newburgh man sues church for losing leg when crucifix fell on him

    10/17/2012 6:50:36 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16 replies
    Daily Freeman ^ | October 17, 2012 | Mid-Hudson News Network
    David and Delia Jimenez of Newburgh consider themselves very religious Catholics, so, when Mrs. Jimenez’s diagnosed cancer disappeared two years ago, they attributed it to their praying at St. Patrick’s Church. Mr. Jimenez wanted to show his appreciation, so his wife asked the priest if he could clean the large crucifix outside the house of worship as a thank-you. He was granted the OK and, on Memorial Day 2010, as he stood on a step stool scrubbing the stone image of Jesus Christ, the monument toppled over, crushing his leg. He was rushed to Westchester Medical Center, where his leg...
  • Police: Men tried to remove housemate's arm tattoo [Juggalo Justice]

    08/14/2014 2:48:13 PM PDT · by Boogieman · 8 replies
    AP via ^ | 8/8/2014 | Associated Press
    HEBRON, Md. (AP) — Two men face charges including attempted murder after officials say they attacked a housemate and tried to forcibly remove a tattoo from his arm. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said Wednesday that the 31-year-old victim of Monday's attack had his right arm amputated below the elbow and is in critical condition.
  • Saudi Court Orders Two Thieves' Hands Cut Off

    05/09/2014 4:12:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    They are guilty of stealing several heads of sheep from a local farmA Saudi court ordered the severing of the right hands of two thieves accused of stealing sheep in line with Sharia, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The court in the southern town of Bisha issued the sentence against the two defendants after they were found guilty of stealing several heads of sheep from a local farm. The chief judge told the defendants they can appeal the sentence, which was handed down by a three-judge panel. Sabq Arabic language daily said the sentenced involved the amputation of the rights...
  • Medical Association Disrespected Muslims Over Amputations Under Hudud (Malaysia)

    04/28/2014 9:42:16 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies ^ | 04/27/2014 | The Malay Mail Online
    The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has disrespected Muslims and Muslim doctors by threatening to axe doctors who perform amputations under hudud, according to Muslim medical practitioners’ group i-Medik. Muslim doctors have sworn to an Islamic doctor’s oath which also binds them to Islam as a way of life and the implementation of Islamic laws including hudud, it added. “A Muslim doctor performs his task according to the Islamic medical doctor’s oath, which fully supports Islam as a way of life, and this includes fully supporting Shariah laws,” i-Medik chairman Prof Dr Azmi Md Nor said.
  • Leeches save hand, help Illinois man avoid amputation

    02/07/2014 5:47:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 6, 2014 | Brooks Hays
    DEKALB, Ill., Over the course of a month, a man in Dekalb, Ill., applied more than 1400 leeches to his injured hand in order to keep it from having to be amputated. When Sam Leon caught his hand in a roller press at work last year, the results were rather gruesome. The skin was ripped from his hand and fingers and there was severe damage to many of his veins, nerves and arteries. Leon's doctors said that in similar situations, 80 percent of the time, amputation is the only recourse. But Leon was adamant about not losing his hand. "I...
  • The Unbelievable Savagery of the Kenya Mall Terrorists

    09/30/2013 8:25:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 27, 2013 | Alec Torres
    <p>As if the senseless massacre of innocents in Nairobi’s Westgate mall was not horrific enough, reports are surfacing that the Islamic terrorists who seized the mall last weekend tortured, beheaded, raped, and mutilated their victims before killing them. A police doctor who entered the mall after the attack said these reports “are not allegations. Those are f***ing truths.”</p>
  • New York man crushed by giant crucifix has leg amputated

    11/05/2012 12:29:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 5, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A deeply religious New York man who believes a church's giant crucifix cured his wife of cancer had his own leg amputated after the same crucifix collapsed on top of him.
  • Man Arrested for Fight with Sword, Chops Off Victim's Hand

    03/16/2012 8:06:50 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies ^ | 15 Mar 2012 | WSAZ News Staff
    WHEELERSBURG, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man is charged with felonious assault after detectives said he got into a fight with a man and chopped off his hand with a sword. The incident happened at a home in Wheelersburg on March 3. Detectives said that someone called 911 saying that a man showed up to a home on Clay Street in Wheelersburg with his hand amputated stating he had been in a fight. The victim was identified as Eric Hammond, 27, of Wheelersburg. According to the Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Hammond was treated at SOMC and then transported to a hospital...
  • Finger amputations ‘possible’ after White House incident

    02/14/2012 1:04:58 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02:06 PM ET, 02/14/2012 | Theola Labbé-DeBose
    An unidentified male at the White House was taken to a hospital after suffering a hand injury Tuesday morning... Shortly before 11 a.m., a man...had a “possible amputation of one or two fingers,”
  • Penis Amputee Receives No Damages in Kentucky Trial

    08/24/2011 9:51:24 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/24/11 | Mikaela Conley
    A unanimous jury ruled in favor of the Kentucky doctor who amputated a portion of Phillip Seaton's penis during an October 2007 circumcision to treat inflammation. The jury unanimously found that Dr. John Patterson exercised appropriate care when he removed a portion of Seaton's penis after finding cancer and ruled 10-2 against Seaton's claim that Patterson did not properly obtain consent to him before removing his penis. "We feel the interest of justice has been served," Clay Robinson, Patterson's attorney, told ABC News.
  • Now I have two right feet: Chinese man has left foot attached to other leg in bid to save it

    02/08/2011 6:17:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 26, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A hospital in China has sewn the left foot of a patient on to his right leg in a bid to save both the foot itself and his left limb. The patient, named as Mr Ma, had the surgery in Zhengzhou, in central China, following a work accident two weeks ago which badly damaged his left leg. It appears that doctors felt that the infected wound in the leg would have ultimately led to amputating the foot and leaving the limb 7in shorter - so decided to make their radical decision. They decided to attach the left foot to the...
  • UK: Muslim Students Learn How To Amputate Thieves' Hands - With Saudi Textbooks

    11/22/2010 6:57:04 AM PST · by JLWORK · 19 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of It ^ | November 22, 2010 | John L. Work
    With thanks to Gates of Vienna. Muslim students at private schools in England are being taught to cut off the hands and feet of thieves – from textbooks that come complete with diagrams of where to make the cuts (photo above). The story published in yesterday’s UK Telegraph reports that the BBC links the schools to the Saudi embassy. Predictably, the Saudis are officially denying any connection to the material. The educational enrichment provided to the kids includes assertions that Jews are planning to take over the world – and of course the regular, standard vanilla Muslim assertions connecting the...
  • Nigeria Sharia court confirms Twitter debate ban

    03/30/2010 12:31:46 PM PDT · by darkside321 · 3 replies · 494+ views
    An Islamic court in Nigeria has permanently banned a rights group from holding an internet debate about amputation as a form of punishment. This follows a temporary order made last week by a court in northern Nigeria preventing Facebook and Twitter being used to discuss the issue. The ban was initially sought by a pro-Sharia group which said internet sites would be used to mock Islamic law. The Sharia code runs alongside secular law in 12 of Nigeria's 36 states. In 2000, Malam Buba Bello Jangebe was the first person in Nigeria to have an amputation carried out under Islamic...
  • Orthopedic Surgeons respond to Obama on amputation comment

    08/15/2009 7:32:56 PM PDT · by kingattax · 48 replies · 2,214+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama has alienated the very profession whose services he will soon need to surgically remove the foot which is starting to chronically be stuck in his mouth. Orthopedic surgeons have defended their honor in response to an outrageous and ignorant attack from the POTUS. Statement from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Regarding Comments from President ObamaThe American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is profoundly disappointed with President Obama's recent comments regarding the value of surgery and blurring the realities of physician reimbursements. The AAOS represents over 17,000 US board-certified orthopaedic surgeons who provide essential services to patients every...
  • AMA to Obama: Stop accusing us of wanting to hack off people’s body parts, champ

    08/12/2009 6:43:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1,638+ views
    Hotair ^ | 8/12/2009 | Allahpundit
    A follow-up to last night’s post about the looming dangers of mass amputation if ObamaCare doesn’t pass. This is now the second time in three weeks that a doctors’ association has had to correct him publicly over a bit of cheap demagoguery aimed at scaring people into swallowing his plan. Or, rather, the third time: The American College of Surgeons released a statement of its own earlier this evening hammering him on the same points as the AMA. What’s next for The One? Accusing nurses of stealing money out of patients’ wallets while they’re asleep? We agree with President Obama...
  • Florida Woman Loses Arms, Legs After Misdiagnosis

    05/29/2009 12:31:12 PM PDT · by ak267 · 24 replies · 2,097+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5/29/2009 | ak267
    DAVIE, Fla. — When the sharp pain shooting through Lisa Strong's back got worse, she thought it was another kidney stone and expected the discomfort to pass. This time was different. Through a series of mistakes, miscommunications and misdiagnoses, she wound up having her arms and legs amputated. She sued the doctors, who essentially blamed one another for what everyone involved agrees were profound errors. Everyone except the jury that ruled against Strong.
  • Mariana Bridi Dies: Miss World Finalist Succumbs After Amputations

    01/25/2009 11:56:33 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 31 replies · 3,608+ views
    Cable News Network ^ | 01/24/2009 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- Brazilian model Mariana Bridi da Costa, whose hands and feet were amputated in a bid to save her from a deadly and little-known illness, died early Saturday, two friends of the model told CNN. (exotic UTI infection) So young and gone so quick.