The Human Guinea Pig - Independent
Updated: May 12, 2020
A British scientist who is terminally ill with a muscle wasting disease says he has transformed into “the world’s first full cyborg”.
The process has included a series of operations to insert a feeding tube directly into his stomach, a catheter directly into his bladder and a colostomy bag directly on to his colon, to allow him to deal with feeding and toilet problems.
He also underwent a laryngectomy to avoid the added danger of saliva potentially entering his lungs – which he described as trading his natural voice for “potentially decades of life”.