And here I cringe at the mere thought of wearing contacts and having to touch my eyeball. :o
] MOAB, Utah (AP) -- A Colorado climber amputated his own
] arm Thursday, five days after becoming pinned by a
] boulder, and he was hiking to safety when he was spotted
] by searchers, authorities said.
] Aron Ralston, 27, of Aspen, was in serious condition late
] Thursday at a hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.
] Ralston was climbing Saturday in Blue John Canyon,
] adjacent to Canyonlands National Park in far southwestern
] Utah, when a 200-pound boulder fell on him, pinning his
] right arm, authorities said.
] He ran out of water on Tuesday and on Thursday morning,
] he decided that his survival required drastic action.
] Using his pocketknife, he amputated his arm below the
] elbow and applied a tourniquet and administered first
] He then rigged anchors, fixed a rope and rappelled to the
] canyon floor.