Billy Posted April 13, 2012 Report Share Posted April 13, 2012 So, below is an x-ray of my foot just above the heel. The little white piece to the right of the 'R' is a 5mm piece of a steel krause burr. Another small piece resting in the bone. My rotary tool, that had the burr in it, was accidentally knocked off my bench and hit my foot that was resting on the side of my stool. When I picked up the tool the burr had broken off and a small trickle of blood rolled down my foot where I thought the burr had simply 'scratched me'. I couldn't find the broken piece but because it really didn't hurt that much, I was convinced it was not in my foot and simply continued carving. That was about 6 weeks ago. It did eventually heal and seemed ok even though it was a touch tender but by no means painful. Then, I was running for my bus the other week and it seemed to aggravate it, to a point when I was in a bit of pain. So as you can see, a trip to the doc to get an x-ray revealed that the burr is lodged well into my foot. And apparently not that easy to get out. Especially as the wound had healed over. I'm booked in to have it surgically removed under a general anesthetic next month. So, I guess I can stake claim to be one of the few, perhaps only bone carver to stake claim to carving their 'own' bone. Cheers, Billy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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