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    Japanese biker fails to notice missing leg

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapc...eut/index.html

    TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- A Japanese biker failed to notice his leg had been severed below the knee when he hit a safety barrier, and rode on for 2 km (1.2 miles), leaving a friend to pick up the missing limb.
    The 54-year-old office worker was out on his motorcycle with a group of friends in the city of Hamamatsu, west of Tokyo, on Monday, when he was unable to negotiate a curve in the road and bumped into the central barrier, the Mainichi Shimbun said.
    He felt excruciating pain, but did not notice that his right leg was missing until he stopped at the next junction, the paper quoted local police as saying.
    The man and his leg were taken to hospital, but the limb had been crushed in the collision, the paper
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    All I can say ouch.His adrenaline must have been pumping not to notice.Yikes!

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    OMG! How could you not notice you cut off your leg?!?!
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    I remember last year or so, a woman and a man were in a truck and didn't know where the woman's arm was.

    That still puzzles me, too.
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    How bizarre and ouch!

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    One of my neighbors just had his leg amputated due to a motorcycle/SUV accident. I'm aware of some type of excruciating pain associated with an amputation but can't remember it right now. I wonder if that's what this fellow in the news felt. You think your limb is there, but it's not.

    I can't even imagine this! It's a wonder he didn't bleed out.

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    Well, I'm a dummy. My first thought was, how did he keep pedalling? I thought it was a bicycle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    OMG! How could you not notice you cut off your leg?!?!
    This guy must be made of the same stuff samurai and shogun were made of.

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    I guess he had some sort of adrenaline reaction.

    And BTW I thought bicyclist too.

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    My guess is that he was in shock. I have been in shock a couple of times, and both times I did things that made no sense to me afterwards.

    It seems like it would be hard to balance without one of your legs, if you weren't used to it being that way.
    Just thinkin' out loud....


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    Didnt he notice the blood trail?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    One of my neighbors just had his leg amputated due to a motorcycle/SUV accident. I'm aware of some type of excruciating pain associated with an amputation but can't remember it right now. I wonder if that's what this fellow in the news felt. You think your limb is there, but it's not.

    I can't even imagine this! It's a wonder he didn't bleed out.
    My very sweet Taximom,
    A friend of mine lost an arm. He had "Phantom pain". Please see this link, it explains alot......Phantom limbs


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    Quote Originally Posted by dark_shadows View Post
    My very sweet Taximom,
    A friend of mine lost an arm. He had "Phantom pain". Please see this link, it explains alot......Phantom limbs


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    Thanks for the link, my friend! Lots of interesting information there and I would kind of like to try some of those experiments.

    My Dutch uncle, who passed away several years ago, had both of his legs amputated above the knee and lived like that for 10+ years. He constantly had excrutiating pain in his missing parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    Thanks for the link, my friend! Lots of interesting information there and I would kind of like to try some of those experiments.

    My Dutch uncle, who passed away several years ago, had both of his legs amputated above the knee and lived like that for 10+ years. He constantly had excrutiating pain in his missing parts.

    Dear Southcitymom,

    Hello my friend! The article is very interesting indeed. I would like to try the experiments also.

    All of my Love and Respect to you,
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Didnt he notice the blood trail?
    Maybe not if he was going forward on his bike? Can you imagine being the car behind him trying to flag him down?

    I guess you don't need your feet for anything when you ride a motorcycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark_shadows View Post
    My very sweet Taximom,
    A friend of mine lost an arm. He had "Phantom pain". Please see this link, it explains alot......Phantom limbs


    All of my Love and Respect to you,
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    THAT'S what it's called. I guess he's going through that now, and not at the time of the accident.

    Thank you so much, DS!! You are so thoughtful.

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