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@brainseller thanks, same to you. If you've had yours for several years then it's probably ok. Mine failed after only 5 months...
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@brainseller I've thought about having the plate checked, but they would have had to operate again anyway because of the bone not healing, so I'm not sure if it really makes a difference.
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@brainseller Friday they took a piece out of my pelvis to replace the broken bits of collarbone that wouldn't heal. Hopefully this will be more stable. The doctors were quite surprised that the plate broke and didn't believe me until they saw the x-ray.
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@brainseller pressure, not pleasure
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@brainseller ... The other problem was that my bone wasn't healing because of a lack of blood flow and there multiple break points. Normally the bone healing would relieve some of the pleasure on the plate.
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@brainseller I'm really not sure how it broke. I think one of the problems was that it was acting like a bridge with no supports in the middle. The screws were set far apart from each other and the muscle tension weakened the middle over time... (1/2)
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@peemee 😅 @shawn
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@shawn it literally hurts to laugh now. Or cough. Or blow my nose... @peemee
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@peemee yeah usually bone will grow back stronger at the break point, so I've been told. @shawn
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@formfireglass I've tried to bend the metal with my hands and can't move it, so who knows how it broke ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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@peemee it will supposedly heal OK. Humans have extra bone there which isn't necessarily required. They bored out a hole and used the core. They didn't 'break' a piece off. @shawn
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@peemee thanks hopefully it will heal properly this time. @shawn
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@peemee @shawn on Friday they took a piece of bone from my pelvis to replace the collarbone and installed a new plate.
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@peemee @shawn I originally broke it on new year's eve, but I was absolutely sober. They put a plate in because it was broken in multiple places. Last Saturday the plate broke, the bone hadn't healed because of lack of blood so it broke again. (1/2)
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The broken plate from my collarbone. Image [d.pr]
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@pisolita ok, so I'm not completely crazy @schoeni
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@pisolita why am I always wrong? And why did I think it was the other one? It must be the drugs they're giving me. 💊💉🚬 @schoeni
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@schoeni we'll be at lake constance for a week in August... I think that's the one 🤔
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@schoeni I've heard good things so I figured I'd give it a chance.

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