Got Shrapnel?

On my left wrist you will find a large scar left by the IED that nearly killed me.  It almost removed my left hand when it took my right.  Tonight I glanced down at my wrist and realized the small dark spot under the scar tissue had grown a bit larger.  I went and got the tweezers, handed them to my wife, and told her to start digging.  After a few seconds of poking and scraping the black spot emerged as a small piece of shrapnel, most likely a piece of copper from the Iranian EFP.  Its been over 5 years since my humvee was blown up in Baghdad.  I guess it takes a while for your body to reject shrapnel.

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