Man who lost hand in sausage-making ordeal cut off own arm

Myron Schlafman lost his hand while making a sausage on August 17.

‘When I cut off my arm, I could feel my nerves jumping’- Myron Schlafman said. According to Mr Schlafman that he lost his hand while he was making some sausage he added that his left arm got caught in an electric meat mixer and Myron was forced to cut if off above his wrist together with a butcher knife.

Mr Schlafman told the KFGO radio: “When my arm went in there, that must have been instant shock. I just looked and knew I was in big trouble. When I cut off my arm, I could feel my nerves jumping. If I would have hesitated, I would have stood right there and bled to death. It would be very easy to sit back, feel sorry for myself and get depressed. I went through Vietnam. I can handle this”. Myron Schlafman has spent nine days in the hospital and undergo three surgeries. Myron will be fitted with a prosthetic in a few months. ‘I think I’ve learned a few things new. I’ve always appreciated life, but not as much as I do now.’ – Myron Schlafman said.

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