So I implanted my NExT chip about a week and a half ago now, things are healing up well I believe despite my paranoia about poor placement and whatnot detailed in a previous post (surprisingly, the splint seems to be helping).
Anyways, now that the initial healing process is almost over-- same with the “I told you so” phase of things possibly going wrong-- I am thinking now is the time to break the news to my family (whom I live with, as a college student). In the past I have tried to involve them in the decision to implant and for the last 6 months have been trying to get them to realize I am serious about it, but they have shown disinterest outside of telling me to stop considering it.
With their knee-jerk reaction being a strong “NO,” are there some particularly strong selling points for chips? I am thinking of making the “x-thousands of chips installed with no problems” argument but don’t have the exact numbers; medically I would like to prove that it is relatively safe, but having no medical background of my own, am not sure how to go about this. I’ve already basically justified the uses I have for it, but more than the obvious “door locks, car lock, computer passkey, sharing to phones” would be welcomed.
Amal has been super awesome and responsive to me bugging him on IG, and has provided some good talking points-- along the lines of single entry vs entry and exit (as it would be in a full piercing), as well as the longevity of his own chips.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!