It means you are a survivor

NY Times:

The Bullet Inside My Body

What’s it like to have a bullet lodged inside of you? We asked survivors of mass shootings, from Parkland to Pulse, to tell us how it feels to live with a constant reminder of the tragedy.
I was surprised that this was thought to be newsworthy.  I have been carrying shrapnel from an NVA mortar attack for over 50 years.  I worked with a World War II veteran who had so much shrapnel in his body he set off the metal detectors at the airport. 

Personally, it is something that I spend little time ever thinking about.  The surgeons usually clean up the wounds and give you antibiotics.  They also make a decision that attempting to remove bullets and shrapnel can sometimes do more damage than just leaving it there.


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