Hey my wonderful peeps! Hope everyone is having a low pain day...
I read on a few posts...so I apologize for not remembering exactly all the names...but those whom have had their metal removed because of issues of allergic reactions or other reasons..
I am curious to know what types of things were going on that they attributed to the metal itself..
I have titanium...and a lot of it because my last cervical fusion was not just the two levels...but they went in anterior and posterior so I am plated on front and back...and rods and screws..
I have noticed that I have many tiny slightly red bumps all over my face, neck and very upper back all around the incision site. They don't itch...and it's not acne...as I wash my face twice daily and have never had this issue before ....But they seemed to have developed in the last two years...
I was thinking that I was having reaction to the water in my apt. building...but it doesn't effect the rest of my body...but I thought maybe because of washing my face...But now the last year I live in a different place with a different water supply...still there...I tried a bunch of different lotions...shampoos..etc over the years thinking it might be this..
But now..I'm wondering if it may be the titanium and my body just having enough? I haven't asked the Dr. yet as I see him next time in Sept. (every 3 months) and will do so then...but it really didn't occur to me until now when I've read about those having their metal taken out.
While it's very frustrating and embarassing..it looks like a rash almost...but again..no itching..
So anyway...just wanted to see thoughts and what others who have had theirs removed and why.
Thanks so much!!
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 8/3/2011 3:55:55 PM (GMT-6)