We were at a party last night and several people were asking how my toe surgery was going. I said it was fine and I can't wait to get out of the walking boot and off the crutch.
The topic then came up of how much hardware I have now. I hadn't thought about it until then, but counting the toe thing I just had plus the ACL reconstruction twenty yeas ago, I now have a total of eleven screws and a fair-sized plate inside me. We then started looking around and realized how many people in the room have metal (or ceramic) pins, plates, rods, joints, implants, etc.
So THAT led someone to ask what happens to that stuff when you die and get cremated????
Nobody in the room knew.
Does the metal stuff melt? Does it stay intact? Are we Terminators in that sense?
If it melts or stays intact, do they keep that stuff in with your ashes or do they dispose of it?
I'm sure I could Google it, but I just wondered if any of you know the answer.