It's a condition whereby an individual wants to have a fully-functional limb to be amputated to feel complete. This condition is also known as the "Body Integrity Identity Disorder".
Elective amputation cannot be performed by any surgeons or doctors on such patients due to professional ethics. So these patients either self amputate (OUCH) or inflict irreversible damage to the limb such that doctors have no choice but to amputate it.
There is a video here about one of these amputee wannabee.
For those unfortunates, whom have lost a limb due to war, accidents or diseases, knowing that there are these group of elective amputee wannabees, I feel so sorry for the former.
Source : Boing Boing
Today is 16th July 2009
Time now is 15:51 hrs
The only thing you can cut from my body is hair from the top of my head!