I had the staples removed from my head yesterday, but the dr couldn't get one out. Somehow it had gotten kinked and her remover was too wide and she told me I'd need to go to the ER to have it done. The hospital that originally saw me had given me a remover to bring to the office in case they didn't have one, so I had it in the car with me.
I went to my local ER this morning, remover in hand, and they wouldn't even see me without registering me, which would have cost me at least my co-pay of $150. All I needed was 2 mins of a nurse's time, no equipment, nothing. But no, they wouldn't. Fine.
Didn't really want to call my mom (a former nurse who is hardly willing to give me advice about the kids' health, so I can just imagine how she'd feel about removing the staple) so when I couldn't sleep I started searching YouTube. When I saw what the staple looks like as it's being removed, I was able to get the right angle and pop it out myself.
YAYAYAYAYAY for no more metal in my head!