Man attempts surgery on his hernia with butter knife, police say - latimes.com Yup, the guy tried to remove his hernia by himself(or at least he tried to cut at it). The story doesn't specify if he was unable to obtain proper medical care for some reason so I'm just going to assume he was a bit crazy. It would be awesome to have a neighbor like this who strips himself naked and performs surgeries out in the open. Day starting to drag? Guess what, Ted's try to lobotomize himself in his front yard!!! Not to mention this guy was smoking while doing this. Apparently he wasn't really concerned with the whole "OhShitOhShitI'mGoingToDie!" thing. He just pulled out the knife and stuck the cigarette in the wound instead. You could choose a better knife for this. I would've gone with at least a steak knife, maybe even a giant-ass butcher knife. But it's your choice, if that's what you want to do,you're fucked in the head. Congrats.