My friend â€œJasonâ€ (not his real name) is one of thousands of amputees living with a huge secret. Years ago, after a lifetime of anguish due to having an extra hand â€” essentially a birth defect in his opinion â€” he took the radical step of amputating this hand just above the wrist. Heâ€™s never regretted his action, and feels that now his body is â€œrightâ€. Other than his former BIID (â€œBody Integrity Identity Disorderâ€) affectation, heâ€™s completely normal, and now that heâ€™s surgically corrected himself his life has improved drastically. Jason was kind enough to speak with me candidly about his experiences.