Man cut in half by forklift explains how he 'poops and farts'

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By Carina Murphy

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A former builder who was cut in half by a forklift has opened up about how he gets by without a rear end.

Loren Schauers from Wilsall, Montana, saw his life change forever in 2019 when he veered off a bridge while driving a forklift in a freak accident that saw him fall 50ft. When he landed, the lower half of the then-19-year-old's body was crushed - as was one of his arms.

After opting to undergo a hemicorperectomy - an operation to amputate the entire lower half of his body - Loren narrowly avoided death. Now, he and his wife Sabia document their lives after the accident on YouTube, where they have over 540,000 subscribers.

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In a recent Q&A video shared on their channel, the couple revealed that the question their subscribers were most eager to know the answer to was how Loren was able to go to the toilet with no private parts.

Sabia addressed the question in the video, which the couple filmed from Loren's hospital bed.

"The biggest question that has been asked since our original video is how Loren goes to the bathroom," she revealed, before handing over to her husband to clarify the details.

"A colostomy which is my colon pulled out of my body so I can poop," he explained, adding: "And I have bilateral nephrostomies, they're tubes that go into my kidneys that drain my kidneys into bags so therefore that is how I poop, pee and fart."

Sabia went on to say that - as a result of Loren's complex digestive system - one of the ways she cares for her husband on a daily basis is by changing his colostomy bags.

Unsurprisingly, mention of how Loren goes to the toilet naturally led onto a more explicit question about his below the belt region.

"We get questions like, 'does he have any private parts?'" Sabia revealed. "He’s amputated below the waist. If that doesn’t answer your questions, Google hemicorporectomy," she added.

Despite this, the couple went on to talk about how Loren's accident had helped them to grow as a couple.

The pair had only been going out for 18 months when he was hospitalized. However, despite the challenges, their partnership went from strength to strength, and they tied the knot in 2021.

"Going through this together has definitely strengthened a lot of the aspects of our relationship," Sabia said, adding: "It has made us a lot more appreciative of the little things that we used to take for granted as a couple before."

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Man cut in half by forklift explains how he 'poops and farts'

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By Carina Murphy

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A former builder who was cut in half by a forklift has opened up about how he gets by without a rear end.

Loren Schauers from Wilsall, Montana, saw his life change forever in 2019 when he veered off a bridge while driving a forklift in a freak accident that saw him fall 50ft. When he landed, the lower half of the then-19-year-old's body was crushed - as was one of his arms.

After opting to undergo a hemicorperectomy - an operation to amputate the entire lower half of his body - Loren narrowly avoided death. Now, he and his wife Sabia document their lives after the accident on YouTube, where they have over 540,000 subscribers.

wp-image-1263170969 size-full
Credit: Carolyn Franks / Alamy

In a recent Q&A video shared on their channel, the couple revealed that the question their subscribers were most eager to know the answer to was how Loren was able to go to the toilet with no private parts.

Sabia addressed the question in the video, which the couple filmed from Loren's hospital bed.

"The biggest question that has been asked since our original video is how Loren goes to the bathroom," she revealed, before handing over to her husband to clarify the details.

"A colostomy which is my colon pulled out of my body so I can poop," he explained, adding: "And I have bilateral nephrostomies, they're tubes that go into my kidneys that drain my kidneys into bags so therefore that is how I poop, pee and fart."

Sabia went on to say that - as a result of Loren's complex digestive system - one of the ways she cares for her husband on a daily basis is by changing his colostomy bags.

Unsurprisingly, mention of how Loren goes to the toilet naturally led onto a more explicit question about his below the belt region.

"We get questions like, 'does he have any private parts?'" Sabia revealed. "He’s amputated below the waist. If that doesn’t answer your questions, Google hemicorporectomy," she added.

Despite this, the couple went on to talk about how Loren's accident had helped them to grow as a couple.

The pair had only been going out for 18 months when he was hospitalized. However, despite the challenges, their partnership went from strength to strength, and they tied the knot in 2021.

"Going through this together has definitely strengthened a lot of the aspects of our relationship," Sabia said, adding: "It has made us a lot more appreciative of the little things that we used to take for granted as a couple before."

Featured Image Credit: Wavebreakmedia Ltd UC37 / Alamy