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Old 11-18-2003, 06:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
mvassek
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Location: East Tennessee
My stepfather a , Vietnam Veteran, cut his leg open, with a scalpel, removed a piece of shrapnel that had been left in his leg from the war and then commenced stitching it up. All while watching TV in the livingroom without any type of painkiller. He has had medical training, Medic in the Army, and had all of the proper equipment. It is possible to stitch yourself up but I would advise training and still woud not do it just to save a buck or 3. The chances for complications and infections are VERY HIGH.
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