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I Have Metal In My Body

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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    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

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    itisbeautiful itisbeautiful 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    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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    Does a belly button ring count?

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

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    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

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    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

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    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

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    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Oct 18, 2014

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    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

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    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 Nov 5, 2014

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    pinkhappysparkle pinkhappysparkle 13-15, F Oct 18, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    For my own 25 +Characters= 25 Characters! :P
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    so here lately ive been a complete mess. my words keep getting turned around and replacing r's with w's and adding extra letters to my words. i keep losing my words. sometimes i...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    But I do sometimes gain weight. Thank God not like in the past, but more like 3 kgs, even though it is a normal weight for my height, but still I have this urge and addiction of...
    VisionOfLove VisionOfLove 26-30, F May 24

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    I have been very overweight since I was a teen. I did the typical binge eating your feelings deal and have been stuck in that mode ever since. Because of my weight gain I have...
    lactobacillus lactobacillus 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    You want to capture a man's attention? Start with his ego. Even if he doesn't have a super sexy body or model looks, you have to make him feel and he needs to know in your eyes he...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M May 4

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    There was a girl in my class, and there's no other way to put it but she was a *****. But oh did she have a figure! She eat everything and nothing went on her, complete skin and...
    mxdeline mxdeline 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Was reading an article on body confidence and thought i should share this... ‘I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it's important to embrace it and get down! The...
    ZazzyBee ZazzyBee 22-25, F 43 mins ago

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    So I have chicken pox! Kudos to my son lol. On a serious note never thought I would have this at my age, I remember using calamine lotion as a kid so figured I had it before or...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I try to take care of my body for health by exercising and eating right. I am blessed to like running. An added benefit is that my body looks good for my age.
    Snap5150 Snap5150 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    I love female body. All shapes all colors and all ages. Isn't it very amazing. Think of a female body who won't like it.
    opennminded13 opennminded13 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    When I first discovered my personalities, I wasn't sure how to handle them, but as time went by, I got used to them and started loving each of them very much. Sometimes it's crazy...
    Silverfeather1993 Silverfeather1993 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Hi this is my first time doing this and well I guess the reason I'am is I feel alone. Nobody here where I leave has PC, and yes I have PC. I noticed it around when I was 12-13 and...
    Bradsonn Bradsonn 13-15, M 49 mins ago

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    Not only metal though. I like bands that come from all sub genres of rock, metal and punk of all ages. Some of my overall favorites I would have to say are definitely Metallica...
    jakeyxedge jakeyxedge 18-21, M May 12

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    I love symphonic, operatic and black metal music. I also like Goth metal music. I am finding it difficult to find friends in my home community who understand or appreciate this...
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 16-17, M May 5

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    I think black metal is a guy thing. However, it depends on who you ask. I like Nightwish. I am interested in talking about metal music.
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 16-17, M May 5

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    Last night i had a dream, and i cannot get across fully all the settings or detail, how much people were there, all the different lighting, everything, but just know, it was a lot...
    Zexias96 Zexias96 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Emptiness, drowns you in black crippling depression, in water so deep you can't see the bottom and from the bottom cannot see the surface, I have been hurt I've been used I've been...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 1 Response May 14

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    Metal in Inappropriate Places :) 
    ZombieMcChrist ZombieMcChrist 26-30, F May 5

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    Been listening to tons of Metallica lately at work and while driving. But also Thy Art Is Murder.
    jakeyxedge jakeyxedge 18-21, M 1 Response May 10

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    Although other types of music are enjoyable metal is my first love, what is your favourite genre of music
    jcxo34 jcxo34 26-30 May 14

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    We saw Stone Sour live once. Corey started to play Bother on accoustic guitar followed by Through Glass. Eventhough Come whatever may.... was only released a couple of days earlier...
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M May 14

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    I want my own locked metal collar but it should not too heavy, where and which to get one?
    BiologicalWeird BiologicalWeird 18-21, T May 17

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    Power metal + caffeine .... There's just something about it... I love it
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 2 days ago

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    A boy is laying bricks and says he is building a wall and is bored. The other boy is doing the same but says he is building a part of the great cathedral and is excited. The latter...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M May 14

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    OMG, this just happened so I am still a bit WTF in my thought process. So I took a nap, Before I meditated. I with some struggle fell a sleep. Then I became lucid in a Dream and I...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    Well I hate my body. I was bullied pretty bad of being over weight. But one day I realized I need to do something with my self so I exercised a lot. I lost weight but I still hate...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 14