It's gross, but faecal transplants can save lives. A Nova Scotia man living in Cape Breton Island, Canada, read about it and decided to stop an intestinal bacterial infection, doing the faecal transplant himself—using faeces from his cousin.
The 66-year-old man got the infection 18 months ago after surgery at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The hospital said they couldn't do the faecal transplant because they didn't have the protocol yet, so he decided to just go ahead. Having "obtained" the faeces from his cousin after they were analysed for other infections and parasites, he then mixed them with water and flushed thm into his intestine using an enema.
Apparently, it worked. Or so he thinks: "And I'm feeling good, but my fingers are crossed and I'm hoping and praying it doesn't come back."
I know. Holy shit. [Arbroath]