A special forces soldier didn't "s*** for a week and p***ed blood for a week" after a horror explosion caused him to lose both his testicles and his legs.
Justin Lascek is a Green Beret Special Forces Medical Sergeant in the US Army and in 2018, during his second deployment of Afghanistan, he was gravely injured by an improvised explosive device.
As a result of the explosion, he became a below-the-knee amputee, losing both his legs and his testicles, along with 68 units of blood, with countless surgeries required in order to save his life.
He also needs to undergo testosterone replacement therapy for the rest of his life and it is unknown whether or not he will be able to have children.
Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on YouTube, the American explained some of the pain and difficulties he faced following the explosion.
He said: "I didn't s*** for a week, I p***ed blood for a week, I've had tonnes of nights of excruciating pain.
"But there are guys that are worse than me so I'm just grateful I have what I have."
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The Green Beret went on to describe how he was given ketamine during his time in hospital in order to soothe the pain.
He explained: "It felt like a whirlwind when I was getting a push of it, it's like you're getting your vision masked, you're still there but you're dipping into your subconscious.
"I would close my eyes and immediately trip the most insane balls you could imagine and open my eyes and I'd be back in the room and I'd be like 'what the f***'."
Lascek, who in 2018 – prior to the incident – claimed he wanted to die, revealed that ironically since the blast, he’s been gifted a new lease of life.
He added: "I've gone through a huge development since last year (2018) with depression and this year (2019) after the blast just being grateful."
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