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I Have Metal In My Body

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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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    pinkhappysparkle pinkhappysparkle 13-15, 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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    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

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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Oct 18, 2014

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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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    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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    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    I just saw the launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid V, and part of it was a look back at all the other main MGS games. The wave of nostalgia from each game, the first of which I...
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    I got my braces taken off yesterday!!! (08/27) and I'm still so happy about it!!!! it feels weird tho! I gotten use to having to brush my teeth with all that metal in my mouth I...
    Gabe1997 Gabe1997 18-21, T 2 days ago

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    I've been feeling quite insecure about my body. I also don't like that I'm so insecure about my body because it makes me feel superficial since I direct so much of my attention on...
    heyimbored224 heyimbored224 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I absolutely love to see the female body. Many different body shapes too. Petite to skinny to curvy, chubby, and chunky. All are beautiful and sexy in their own ways ;)
    EmeraldBrony EmeraldBrony 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel as if I am a different person living inside somebody else's body. I simply use this body as a tool to get what I want, but the true 'me' is using this body as a shell - a...
    bloodandsoap bloodandsoap 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Contrary to a popular belief that I've heard, metal is not "music from the devils". Like any other genre of music, it can be used for good or for bad. It can send either a positive...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Had it last night. I've been experiencing it since I was 11. I'm 15 now and have had it a total of 10 times throughout the these four years. I'll tell you about the three most...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was arrested and charged with a DUI last March, and this has the most arduous and stressful event in my life since my divorce back on 2005. I was driving at night on my rural...
    agentnumber6 agentnumber6 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Scatter the dust, what we once held in hand seems was never at all Gone in a gust, not ours to understand, agony perpetual Holding my breath and close my eyes, for a second I can...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I started having symptoms around six months ago. Since then I've been in therapy and together my therapist and I realized that I have two alternate personalities. One is my age. He...
    reaperthejack reaperthejack 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a grey-homosexual guy (I am not sexually attracted to anyone but prefer to date my own gender as my biology reacts more to it) and I have always been body conscious. I have...
    senilej89 senilej89 26-30, M Aug 22

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    I did a my boyfriend's and this other kid's makeup for a metal concert we all played. I gave them dark eye shadow and eye liner. And I did my boyfriend's makeup a second time...
    gish1893 gish1893 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I love death metal. Ive been obssessed with Suffocations album Liege of Inveracity. Also found this band called Hideous Divinity. Their new album Cobra Verde is amazing
    tec129 tec129 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Fury of my love by flying colors. It's a beautiful song. It's a progressive pop/metal supergroup and the musicians especially mike portnoy r insanely talented. The vocals of this...
    bendadrummer21 bendadrummer21 16-17, M Aug 20

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    I am Day Four into my diagnosis. Started with a metallic taste in mouth on Sunday and an eye twitch that went away after a few hours. I felt very, very tired all that day however...
    RNDeb RNDeb 56-60, F Aug 20

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    hello there metalheads m/ so, i was wondering if you could help me out. I love rock and metal and I could use some references. I usually go to YouTube and search for music i might...
    Metalisha Metalisha 22-25, F 28 Responses Aug 19

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    Metallica!!!!! Yes, yes, yes , mmmm ohhh yeah, do it, yeah, yes, YEs YES!!!!!
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone 36-40, F Aug 19

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    I feel a bit bad but I hate body hair so much I made my boyfriend get a full body wax. He didn't mind really he just laughed.
    sbell88 sbell88 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I hate my body, I feel so fat and then I just eat even more to make myself feel better, its a vicious circle of eat, hate, eat, hate, eat etc. I wish I could love my body and I am...
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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