Thumb-thing funny about me big toe!
A MAN who accidentally cut off his thumb has had his BIG TOE sliced off and put in its place.
James Byrne, 29, ( above) severed the thumb on his left hand while sawing through a piece of wood.
Surgeons couldn’t re-attach it so decided to try a revolutionary technique to transplant the big toe from his left foot on to his hand.
Paver Mr Byrne, from Bristol, said: “The surgeon at Frenchay Hospital told me ‘You will have a thumb even if I have to take your toe’.
“I thought he was joking, but he was absolutely serious and nine months later, here it is!
“The look of it doesn’t bother me, I’m just happy it works.
“My job as a paver would have been destroyed without the use of my hand because I couldn’t pick up a brick without use of a thumb.
“Now I’m hoping to be be back at work in a few months.”