This is what was under my old black cast; i finally got to give the itchy parts a scratch (don’t scroll down if like me you faint or this may be a trigger)

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And under the sheet is a padded thing and the end of the metal pins 

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And here are the pins in my skin (i.e. don’t scroll down if like me you faint or this may be a trigger). The blue lines show how far they are in the hand; and where they meet, the holes are at one end of the bone, and the other end of the pins are at the other end of the bone 

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Here are the pair of highly technical players used to pull them out

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And my new longer cast 🙁

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