A Chinese woman has performed surgery on herself because she could not stand the pain anymore. She cut into her stomach with a kitchen knife to releave herself from a fluid build up, the Chongqing Morning Post writes.
Wu Yuanbi (53) from Chongqing suffers from the syndrom of Budd-Chiari. One of the symptoms is fluid retention in the intestines. She has been suffering from it for 12 years, in the beginning she saved up all her money so she could be treated. Thanks to that operation they removed 25 liters of fluid from her stomach.
But the problem returned and a new surgery would cost some 50.000 yuan, about 5.400 euro , and she did not have that amount ...
Evening may 8, Wu Yuanbi couldnt stand the pain anymore. She cut herself open with a kitchen knife to releave the pressure. Her husband was at work. Totally alone she went through her suffering, knowing that she could die. "But even then I would save my family a lot of missery", she said afterwards.
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Several hours later her husband arrived and found his wife on her bed with a 10 cm long cutwound in her stomach. The woman was laying in a puddle of yellow fluid. Her intestines were protruding from her stomach. she was taken to the hospital and survived. Her condition is still critical.