Pin removal

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Hi I am having 2 pins removed on Tuesday from my toe and my anxiety level is off the charts..I want to ask my surgeon to either numb my toe or knock me out

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    Hi I was the same way when he got ready to remove the pin I had my eyes closed and asked if I was ok I said I'm waiting for you to take the pin out and he responded already did oh my I didn't feel a thing I think you will be ok wish you well

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    Hi Thibby. I had 3 pins removed and I was about to cry and have a panic attack because I was so scared...I watched videos on youtube and this calmed me down a little because everyone seemed completely fine. It's literally a few seconds and then it's done!! I didn't feel anything but pressure on the 2 pins but the third one hurt mostly because the doc's hand slipped and he needed to pull 3 times to get it out. But even then it lasted for a few seconds. You'll feel much better after I promise...so don't worry about it:) Our anxiety makes it look so terrible but really it's a simple procedure that even kids go through without pain!

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