The YouTube video below is of me (owner of this site). Had an operation on my back 2 1/2 years ago, had two degraded disks fused which required approx 20 surgery staples.
The surgery staples where supposed to be removed by a district nurse after around 10 days, but we couldn’t get one to come out.
The staples itched a LOT, so around day 14 got my wife to try to pull the staples with tweazers! She was very brave :-)