Brian, my apologies. I thought you were pain-free after the removal of the bullet. I deal with pain daily and nothing is normal. I read an article about 10 years ago (maybe longer) in the LA Times titled "Anatomy of a Bullet." Bullet wounds are very destructive and painful because they ricochet off bone, tear into flesh and a low-speed projectile may do more damage than a bullet traveling at high speed. I wish I had a solution for this pain but I don't.