I’ve had a sensitive spot on my lower back for about a month, and last night after returning from work I stood in the shower and scratched it. It popped open and bled, and I squeezed and out popped a piece of #8 birdshot. I managed to catch it before it went down the drain.

I think the only one I have left is the one in the back of my head- I can feel it in there, but it doesn’t cause me any pain and I’ve never had any reason to remove it.

If that one ever works it’s way to the surface I will only have the titanium appliances from various surgeries, and some synthetic plastics. It would be nice to be planted lead free, when that time comes, and I like to think my produce thieving days are behind me.