I Have Metal In My Body

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    I have 2 metal rods on my back.

    I was diagnosed with scoliosis at a young age and although my parents and I prayed that it didn't get worse by the age of 14 I had to undergo surgery. It was either that or allowing my ribs to puncture some of my organs. It took me a while to recuperate. I had to lay in bed and...
    Morenita79 Morenita79
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    Got my left arm cough in a machine lathe broke

    my arm three spots smashed the shoulder to pieces and took off my shoulder blade along with 13 broken ribs punctured lungs and left me with a hole in my back 2" deep and the size of a football so Ya I got metal in me plates, screws, pins all that fun stuff. It's really amazing...
    MitchP74 MitchP74
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2014

    It's A Small Clip

    They put it in when they removed my gall bladder. I cant see it though, it's inside me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 28, 2011
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 18, 2014

    Metal plate and screws in my left ankle.

    Slipped on ice and fell sprawled out on our patio steps. Cracked rib too. Rib hurt worse than ankle. At the ER they had to give me a shot of morphine so I could sit still for the X-ray and CT scan to determine the extent of my injuries. Ankle was broken so that I had to have...
    jack1957 jack1957
    51-55, M
    Mar 10, 2015

    Heavy Metal Toe...

    I have a pin in my left big toe to keep it straight. It fails miserably due to my CP spasticity pulling it up anyway. I cant wear shoes as was promised after surgery. Bah! I also have 13 piercings. :)
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2009
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    Just A Thang

    I had a wreck a few years ago, it crushed my foot, ankle and messed up few organs. As of this day I have metal in my foot, still have the screws holding my ankle together. They threatened to cut my foot off, so i thought i could deal with the pain if it meant keeping my foot, and...
    JoeHeadley JoeHeadley
    46-50, M
    Nov 29, 2012
    pinkhappysparkle pinkhappysparkle
    13-15, F
    Oct 18, 2014

    Foreign Metal Bodies

    It all started with a CT scan I had done for an unrelated problem. When the results came back it stated I had "metal foreign bodies of unknown origin" located where my small intestines meet my large intestines. My gastro doctor was baffled. I had a colonoscopy to remove polyps...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Apr 20, 2013

    Usually

    Every time I eat beets, venison, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, paprika, bananas, potatoes, broccoli, black beans, nuts, okra, raisins, figs, veal, salt, celery, or shrimp, I put even more metal in my body.  I would probably die without it.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    Jan 1, 2009

    Is This Normal???

     Due to an accident in Sept. of 2007, I broke my jaw in 4 places, and crushed my right heel.  I've got plates and screws in both, and im in constant pain.  I don't really know anybody with metal in them, so I don't know if this is normal.  Should I still be in...
    alyssajill alyssajill
    22-25, F
    Jan 1, 2009

    Locked Up

    Woke up from a great nap and my neck is locked up. Pred dose pack, here i come.
    duecallion duecallion
    31-35, M
    Sep 12, 2013

    Does a belly button ring count?

    That's the only metal I have :/
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    Braces. Read if you know about retainers.

    And if you do reply ASAP. You don't have to read all of it mainly the last part though So I just got my braces off last week and got a clear retainer (temp.) one of the parts of the bottom was sticking up and it not only gave me ulsurs I can also move the retainer with...
    pinkhappysparkle pinkhappysparkle
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    A Metal Ankle

    In 2008 I fell. It wasnt a big fall, I've fallen farther and harder. But the way I fell twisted my ankle almost all the way around. It was just a fraction away from being a compound fracture. That day they did surgery to implant a metal rod on one side and 4 screws on the other...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 12, 2013

    A Lot of It...

    Besides the metal that I eat and the metal in my teeth I have metal left in my body from the bullet after being shot; I have a metal pin in my ankle from a skiing accident; I have a metal pin in my finger from where I was shot; and I have a fake hip which was also the result of...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Jan 2, 2009
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