What It’s Like to Live With Bullets Inside You | NYT
What It’s Like to Live With Bullets Inside You | NYT The piece of metal that remains in my body was meant to tell me. Suddenly I was not who I am. I wasn’t evidence Locker that doctors did not remove, can often do more damage trying to fish out all those pieces, then just leaving it there an object in my body that shouldn’t be there hardcore out to the people in Florida., Coming through our classroom door and then Seconds later, my whole body shook. I was super curious to see the pictures of what they took out of me when they had surgery the fragments one of us is, I clear, the shell casing. The doctor show you for a quick second and then all that gets given to the police. You don’t even get to keep it and I’m not going to make it into a necklace or anything. But I feel like I carry it around my body for years. Be able to have it it’s mine. Just last year, 10 years later, I found out that some of the bullet fragments on this side had found their way into my hip joint and we’re causing the LED levels in my blood to elevate the dangerous levels of deflated me, and you know I made all This progress had his wife and kids like was totally moved on like doing well, and now it’s not over, in fact that this whole other different problem. It felt more like a bee sting than anything else. I actually didn’t realize if something was wrong until I had already picked my 17 year old daughter at throwing her against the wall and covered her with my body. The bullet hit my rib and it tracked around until my spine. It’S still causes quite a bit of pain, especially if it move. I could have said this is his rage inside my body, but I couldn’t let it be there. So I had to reimagined that Bullitt as lucky and a little bit of a spark of Life inside me encouraging my leg, star, vibrating and raised from the floor, I was like laying to the right ceiling guy next to me in the floor. You can see all this little dots. It looks like sand, they could take them out. Probably they will be in more easy to erase from my memory. I just felt like I was this like warm bald. I remember that day asking for my friend’s phone so that I can look at myself in the face. I had like blood down my face and I have blood in my hair and I couldn’t see out of one of my eye. I remember looking at myself, my body took all of the shrapnel from like the students, the two students who were shot and killed next to me. At one point I could like wiggle around the piece of metal that was above my lip and I also have sharp pain behind my right eye. It kind of haunts my dreams because, like I’m scared that I’m going to be like 40 years old and I’m going to wake up – and I can’t I can instantly go from chatting with someone to tears in my eyes – because foot aggravated of nerve happens to long-term Super scary, music, cognitive decline in life issues, aesthetically speaking, it’s not a very visible Thing by underneath the surface, it is for me and I don’t really care how many people tell me I’m beautiful. It doesn’t change that feeling it’s not belongings in your body, because it’s it’s not who I was before. He is a no one, individual that that’s how I treat the bullet to 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.
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