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Bootch 

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Back in 2015, I was hit by a car and had multiple fractures. Most of them were screwed and plated back together.
There's a possibility of some of my screws might be taken out in the future.
Does anyone hereabouts have any experience with screw removal? Any comments on what to expect in terms of recovery?


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MysteryMan


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Sorry I do not...but you have my best wishes that things go very very well for you with this.

I cant imagine its easy...anything that "invades" the body is tough...it's why all these non-invasive surgeries are being developed.


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Bootch 

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Thanks for the kind wishes.

I've been watching some videos of similar surgeries. It's quite interesting. The lone screws look pretty simple to take out and don't leave massive scars. The plates seem a bit more worrisome, but not too bad.

Once it's done, I'd like to get some of the 5-inch screws mounted and framed. It'll be a souvenir from a rough few years. \:\)


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HammerTime


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    Sorry I do not...but you have my best wishes that things go very very well for you with this.

    I cant imagine its easy...anything that "invades" the body is tough...it's why all these non-invasive surgeries are being developed.


Yeah, I'll second this one. That sounds like some unfortunate luck that hit you, Bootch, and I hope it gets better sooner rather than later.







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I was told that they just leave them in unless it starts bothering.

Hope yours work out fine ... and can report to us




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Bootch 

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Why did they wait so long to put the screws and plates in? Do you mind sharing how you ended with a broken wrist?


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Incriptus


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spent sunday in the ER
They tried just manually resetting it
That failed, tuesday had first meeting with surgeon
They schedueled for thursday(yesterday)

I guess that's just how long it takes




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Bootch 

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That must have been an uncomfortable few days. Did they put you on morphine?

When my hip and pelvis were shattered, I was fortunate enough to have surgery the next day.
I took morphine for a few days and then another drug which made me hallucinate some crazy stuff. Following those "visions", I opted for over-the-counter painkillers and haven't seen any dragons since!

Good luck with your recovery. \:\)



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I have a high pain resistance (too high, ive done irrepairable damage ignoring things in my past) and an equally high resistance to meds

That said ketamine did ████ me up, disassociation wasn't an understatement. "I know this is my leg but whoaaaa" (lifts up leg and wiggles it around). "For some reason I think that wall is an excel spreadsheet" are some quotes i uttered




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