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      Could you cut your own arm/leg off?

      I saw another story on the news recently about a man getting stuck in heavy machinery. He sawed his own arm off to free himself. Sometimes I wonder if I'd have the balls to cut off my own limb in order to save my life.

      I guess it'd depend on what tools I have within reach, and if the bone in my trapped limb was broken or not. Sawing through the bone might be a bit too much for me, but in a survival situation, who knows .

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      I don't think I could do that, I would likely faint and die of blood loss, sad I know...but the thought of sawing off a body part is terrifyingly painful sounding.
      I would rather die on my feet then to live on my knees.

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      I could if I really knew I would die if I didn't.

      Has anyone ever had a dream about loosing a limb?

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      I don't fear death. I do fear pain. So no.
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      I mean I could do that but it depends the situation. Mind you Sparty, he had no feeling in his hand so even if u did do it, u prolly wouldnt feel it.

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      Still though, the thought of hacking away at your own physical being is pretty horrifying, I would pass out in the process of trying if I ever did have the courage haha.
      I would rather die on my feet then to live on my knees.

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      I doubt I could. If I couldn't feel it, then maybe. But if I could, then fuck, I'm screwed!

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      Far to disgusting. I'd faint just watching it happen.

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      I'm used to stomaching lots of blood and what not (watched a lot of ER shows and dental surgery), but I'm not sure whether I'd have the guts to take my own limb... Even to save my life. Just the pain would be enough to stop me.

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      When you go into survival mode, you won't have a problem losing your arm. Also:


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      I'd be panicking too much to even think of cutting off my arm.

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      I'm assuming that I would already be in excruciating pain, so the additional pain of sawing off my arm probably wouldn't seem too much worse, like carrying 50 pounds of something and adding another 20...not the same as suddenly starting to carry 20 pounds. So yea, I'd probably go for it to save my life...assuming I had the presence of mind, of course...for the sake of my life, I sure hope so!

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      If I finish a paramedic program, probably. Right now... I really don't know.
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      sawing is one thing, if i could just quickly cleave it off i would in a heart beat. But having to actually saw.. Back and forth back and forth, feeling the vibrations of the saws teeth in you bone shake your shoulder... i really don't know, if it was a power saw maybe, but the slow process of a hand saw would drive me past the pain into to insanity or at least break my spirit if i had to...

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      This reminds me of a Metalocalypse Epidsode where Murderface is trying to get his Banana Sticker and he remembers when he was a child his father sawed off all this limbs....

      I wonder what would happen if you did this in a Lucid Dream?
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      Quote Originally Posted by MementoMori View Post
      sawing is one thing, if i could just quickly cleave it off i would in a heart beat. But having to actually saw.. Back and forth back and forth, feeling the vibrations of the saws teeth in you bone shake your shoulder... i really don't know, if it was a power saw maybe, but the slow process of a hand saw would drive me past the pain into to insanity or at least break my spirit if i had to...
      Yeah, jeez, sawing PVC pipe can take a little bit. Imagine bone. Eeyech.

      EDIT: That is seriously screwed up, Replicon. Hehe.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kayso_Dias View Post
      This reminds me of a Metalocalypse Epidsode where Murderface is trying to get his Banana Sticker and he remembers when he was a child his father sawed off all this limbs....

      I wonder what would happen if you did this in a Lucid Dream?
      I love metalocalypse best show ever.

      And if I have time I want to cut my arm off in a lucid dream. I have a feeling I might wake up. Considering in non lucid dreams extream trauma useually awakens you.

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      I, too, just don't know.
      If I had no feeling in the limb, I might be able to.
      Otherwise... there's no saying unless I was in that position.

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      I could maybe do a leg...but at the very idea of never being able to play guitar again I would drop dead, so if it's my arm, that problem kinda takes care of itself.



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      Depending on where you are, its probably far better to wait and risk someone finding you. You would probably bleed to death very quickly if you tried to cut off a limb. I suppose you would probably need to cut off the circulation to your limb before you even start.

      If I knew I was going to die, I think I would do it though. It would be horrible, but you have to do what you have to do.

      As for going through bone. If possible you go through a joint, either the knee or elbow would be ideal. That way you avoid bone all together.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Alric View Post
      As for going through bone. If possible you go through a joint, either the knee or elbow would be ideal. That way you avoid bone all together.
      How much space is in between joints though? I think that would be very hard to do... unless you had maybe some X-Ray Goggles
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      If you had enough time to put a tourniquet on your arm first, to prevent bleeding, would that reduce feeling in the arm as well?
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      No. Just no.

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      There's no way in Hell.

      To reflect what supernova said: I play guitar and am a fairly skilled artist. I couldn't imagine living without one of my arms. And if it was a true life or death situation, I'd have to give it some SERIOUS thought. Lol.

      And forget a saw...how about that guy who got stuck under a boulder for like 3 days, and then finally had to hack off his arm with a f'cking Swiss Army Knife???

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      Quote Originally Posted by Oneironaut View Post
      There's no way in Hell.

      To reflect what supernova said: I play guitar and am a fairly skilled artist. I couldn't imagine living without one of my arms. And if it was a true life or death situation, I'd have to give it some SERIOUS thought. Lol.
      I'm studying trumpet at university...working on my Bachelor of Music Performance. If I deemed cutting off my arm the only way to save my life, I'd do it. I love music, but I also love my friends and family...and life. I love life. When it comes to making music, I'd find a way...there's always a way...

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