But if you're blessed/cursed with a morbid curiosity, like LaPhlegm, you can just scroll down and take a peek.
The Dearly Beloved said, and I feel kinda like LBJ, showing off his surgical scar. At least I'm not holdin' Tipper Sharpton up by his ears!
Ok, still with me? Good for You, Stout Hearts!
This one on the left, Mom took, I tried several times, but I just couldn't get the angle right. I wanted this angle so you could see how they stick out from the surface.
This one, with the lighter in the shot, to give it a little bit of scale, is just from a little different angle.
And lastly, this one. I tried to get a little closer, so you could see a bit more detail. I'm just not a good photographer, yet.
They are supposed to come out Thursday. Now at 52, I've never had a broken bone, y'all. [Noses don't count] I don't know from Pins and their insertion/removal. So I call the Doc's office last week from the Lake to find out about this removal process. I'd forgotten that he was goin' to go play "Camp" Doc to his Nurse's Church Camp late last week. So the office Ladies bandied my question about and told me that he would pull them out. "PULL them out?" I asked, somewhat more anxious than when the conversion started. "With me AWAKE?" I asked, absolutely horrified at the prospect. The young, somewhat naive, clerk put me on hold. Candy, The Doc's longtime billing-person came on the line. I've known her since at least 1999. She said, "Holly, the Doc does this all the time. Even with little kids. It doesn't hurt. Or at least not much." I thanked her for bein' honest and hung up.
Friday, my ABG called. I asked her if she remembered how it felt when this same Doc pulled the two pins out of her big toe when she was 11. She said, she did. He told her to look away while he counted to "3". By the time he got to "3", she didn't feel anything. That's b/c he pulled the pins out at "2". Lest you think I'm a terrible Mother and sent her to the Dr.'s office with the sitter or something...I was there, I just don't remember. So if my ABG, who had a pain threshold down around her knees when she was 11, can handle it, I can handle it.