Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Man cuts off his own toes with pliers after hospital cancelled his appointment ( Disturbing Photos)

A man with nerves of steel cut off his own toes with a pair of PLIERS after an operation to amputate them was cancelled at the last minute. Hardman Paul Dibbins was due to go under the knife to have his entire leg removed below the knee after he suffered severe frost bite on his feet.
Paul, 57, was hit with the brutal condition while repairing a car in freezing conditions but the surgery was called off by the NHS and the dad-of-three decided to take matters into his own hands.

He spent months trying to heal his toes but six months later a doctor told him he had killer gangrene and they would have to be removed.

But he claims he was then told he would have to wait six weeks for an operation and Paul decided to cut off the troubled toes himself.


The former army Lance Corporal used some military training - and no painkillers - and he scraped off the dead flesh around the two toes on his right foot. Paul, a film restorer and archivist, then cut through the tendon in his living room- which took around an hour.

He claims he even won praise for his handy work by a surgeon - who said he was ''mad' but his work was "textbook".

Paul, of Buckfastleigh, Devon. said: "Knowing that it would take at least another six weeks to get me in front of a surgeon again that's when I bit the bullet and cut off the toes.

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