Went to the mailbox today and look what arrived! Finally I would stop talking and start injecting.
Couldn’t wait to get it in so I did just that. I got the Emla patch since I’m not that great with needles (although I keep getting things that require them). The patch gave me the extra bit of bravery to not think about the needle in my hand that I needed to get it done.
I went with an R2 position (top of hand, very middle, between bones). I marked out the absolute end point I didn’t want to exceed and a straight line that I wanted to follow. I installed bevel down. It was surprisingly easy to get the tip of the needle in but surprisingly hard to get it all the way in. I largely underestimated the difficulty of using one hand. I had very little pain until I was starting to get close to the end of the needle reach. I suddenly felt a sharp pain. I figured I was deep enough and decided to listen to my body.
I pulled back, deposited the implant and pulled the needle out. Bleeding was low volume but it did continue for a while.
Once it stopped and I bandaged it up I tried to get a read with the Proxmark. I was able to read both the LF and HF immediately after bandaging!
Finally one of you! (a good thing?)