Well I am having two titanium rods removed from my left femur and hip. In 2008 I had a spiral fracture of the femur that resulted in the rod being installed in the first place. Now I have a considerable amount of pain in my leg which is believed to be caused by the ends of the two rods, which stick out of the bone, rubbing on tendons and stuff. I'm gonna have to be on crutches for six weeks after they remove the rods because there will be a 17mm whole in the top of my leg bone that will need to fill in. I'm worried that somethin bad is going to happen and I will end up with even less mobility than I have now. I'm 28 years old so If the removal of the rods helps with the pain and mobility problems I have now, it would be worth it. On the other hand, I can survive with the rods in place, it wont be comfortable but I can. I had a bad experience last time I was in the hospital, fell out of bed got 3 compressed vertebrae, so I guess im having trust issues with hospitals and medical staff in general. Anyway, surgery is on march 2nd and Im thinking about backing out.