I want to take mine out too. It’s been a year and a half. At a year I asked my ortho doc about it and he isn’t too keen. Said, ” do you have any idea how hard it was to put all that in there.” Mine bugs me too. I feel it all the time. I hope I can get him to remove it. So it does feel better? I asked some folks at PT who have had their metal removed (other than TPF) and they said it was the best thing they ever did.