Sawbones: Self-Surgery

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Sawbones

Doctors: Who needs 'em?

The answer, of course, is basically everybody. But that didn't stop the subjects of this week's episode from taking matters into their own hands and going under a knife that they themselves were holding. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as the meet the heroes and dullards of self-surgery.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Great podcast!

Love the podcast! Always something interesting and funny.

For the self-surgery, needed to included a self-repair:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/stapled.asp

Synopsis: A machine-shop worker tore his scrotum in a piece of machinery and then stapled it back together.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/stapled.asp#AhtLAZe2pYrSRpOb.99

Great podcast!

Love the podcast! Always something interesting and funny.

For the self-surgery, needed to included a self-repair:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/stapled.asp

Synopsis: A machine-shop worker tore his scrotum in a piece of machinery and then stapled it back together.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/stapled.asp#AhtLAZe2pYrSRpOb.99

Great podcast!

Love the podcast! Always something interesting and funny.

For the self-surgery, needed to included a self-repair:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/stapled.asp

Synopsis: A machine-shop worker tore his scrotum in a piece of machinery and then stapled it back together.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/stapled.asp#AhtLAZe2pYrSRpOb.99

Topic suggestion

This episode, like all of your shows, was fantastic. It got me thinking about other topics and I would like to suggest dentistry for a future episode. Thanks for all the good work!

Great show, McElroys.

Loved it. If I could, can I make a suggestion? I think early prosthetics would be a great topic for you to do in the future. There has to be nutty things peeps have tried to shove on their stumps before and I'd like Justin and his lovely wife to tell me about them.

Just this once

I always think shoplifting must be an ever present temptation once you get away with it for the first time. Everything in a shop must seem like it's there for the taking if you are just careful enough. As a bonus you can completely circumvent all that tiresome 'paying for things' business. I guess self surgery must have a similar irresistible appeal if you feel like you have the skills required and have managed it once.

Justin's missing joke

Great episode as always, this one with a tie-in to an anecdote from my own career which slots neatly into the hole left by Justin's failure to come up with a joke about Dr. Jerri Nielsen's 1999 breast lump self-biopsy while snowed in at the South Pole.

I was on the team responsible for setting up the satellite videoconferencing support that enabled Dr. Nielsen to consult with the specialists who helped her diagnose and treat her tumor. The technical team spanned about five locations including the one where I worked, so we kicked off the effort via a telephone conference call. At the end of the call, the very serious coordinator thanked us for our involvement and promised to set up an e-mail distribution list which he would use "to keep everybody abreast" of new developments. This was followed by about thirty seconds of dead air on the call while everybody muted and laughed.

I know a guy...

I found this episode very interesting (aren't they all!) but this one had a kind of personal touch for me. My mom's worked in a salon which was owned by a lady who's former (dead) husband was a surgeon and distrusted all other doctors to perform surgery so when he found out he was termanally ill with cancer, he (with the assistance of his wife who was not a doctor) would perform the surgeries at home. He begin the surgery and then, once it go to a certain point, he would tell her what to cut and where and she would perform the remainder of the surgery.

Spousal Surgery

Well done again; very funny. Towards the end I thought it was more of a misguided marital tour of medicine. I apreciate Justin's concern, but the idea of Dr. Sydnee doing surgery on Justin outside of an operating room made me laugh.