"The patient came to me with a large hole in his abdomen, heh-heh, caused by a fire poker used on him by his wife. Hee-hee. He almost bled to death and gangrene had set in. I didn't give him much of a chance. There were other complications. Hnh-hnh. The man had cancer, tuberculosis, leprosy, and a touch of the grippe. Heh. I decided to operate."