Content Warning: Blood
I don’t always post on the Dangerous Things forum, but when I do it’s a fucking bloodbath, Tom.
So I previously had a parylene coated cylinder magnet in my left ring fingertip that was 3mm diameter by 6mm height. I had that removed today. I also had a Titan installed in my left middle fingertip. I’m going to post some pics and info for posterity.
First off was the removal. I needed to get this taken out because I was getting irritation in the area, which was the first sign that my last magnet had begun to fail. This was a big fucker and I was concerned the coating had cracked and would be preferentially adhered to my flesh over the magnet. Thankfully that wasn’t an issue and it came out all in one piece.
My artist had to apply a lot of pressure to the other side of my finger in order to press the magnet against the underside of the skin and allow him to cut through the pocket. It was a pretty long incision. Once to magnet was visible he popped it right out lickety-split with his own finger magnet. No stitches, and it’s still sealing up now so I’ll update more as the healing progresses.
Next up was the Titan install. My artist used a very small scalpel, a small taper, a medium taper, and a medium dermal separator in that order to create the channel. In the end the channel was 1cm long. He inserted by hand, and then wiggled it in deeper with the rounded edge of the medium taper. It’s also still settling, so I’ll update again next week.
No stitches were necessary. For recovery I’m just going to leave these gauze and medical tape wraps on for about 18 hours, remove, clean, and put band-aids on for a few days.It’s been about 3 hours and honestly the pain isn’t bad. Just a dull throb. The removal finger pain completely eclipses any sensation from the Titan install site.