It’s another operation without an anaesthetic

A SELF-HYPNOTIST showed just how powerful the human mind can be after he amazingly underwent major surgery on his ankle without any anaesthetic.

Alex Lenkei, 66, of Strathmore Close, Goring, went under the knife for a two-hour procedure to replace his right ankle, at Epsom hospital on July 8.

Alex Lenkei's ankle post op

Alex Lenkei's ankle post op

He decided to use self-hypnosis to numb the pain rather than the more traditional anaesthetic.

Alex said: “I can go into deep hypnosis in about five seconds. I was aware of what was going on. I could converse and open my eyes, I knew they were manipulating my leg, that they had dislocated the joint.

“They used a jigsaw type instrument to cut the bone and used a chisel to make sure that the joint was the right size.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, September 5.