Surgical removal, yes. But sometimes it’s the emotional attachment that gets ya.
Somebody please get this man over to a Hobby Lobby for some craft intervention. He’s seriously limiting himself to available body parts. (Well, I should give him credit. He *did* add the porcelain horse and the can of beer to the bucket of formaldehyde.
In July, police in Lawrence, Kan., gave Ezekiel Rubottom’s foot back to him, convinced that, contrary to a neighbor’s inquiry, it wasn’t evidence of a crime. Rubottom, 21, had tried to explain that he’d had his clubbed left foot amputated and merely wanted to keep it as a memento in a bucket of formaldehyde on his front porch. A spokesman for Lawrence Memorial Hospital told the Journal-World newspaper that there have been “women that want their uterus … people take (home) tonsils … they take (home) appendixes.” Rubottom added a porcelain horse and a can of beer to his bucket to make it what he called “a collage of myself.” [Lawrence Journal-World, 7-26-05]