Fist time poster longtime lurker, finally decided to bite the bullet and make an account and a post.
I did a self install due to the pandemic and not wanting to travel and being confident in my understanding of the process and knowing I work well with blood. I’ll make a timeline because some interesting things happened.
9 pm I got home from work to see my package had arrived I quickly went inside to open it up as I was excited
10pm Shot my roommate a text about the implant and asking him to help hold my skin out of the way (he’s just a normal guy no experience in this field)
11pm After not getting a text back I decided that he would probably be home soon and sanitized my hand followed by putting the lidocaine cream I bought for this on a band aid an applying it to my left hand
12pm Finally got a text back asking if I wanted taco bell??? I said yes and asked if he was willing he was surprised it wasn’t a joke and invited his co worker to film it. I said yes and took off the lidocaine band aid to prepare.
12:30pm My roommate gets home and cleans up his room to prepare. The procedure went smoothly though the lidocaine didn’t seem to do much for anything other then the actual breaking of the skin. We clean up and I scarf down three burritos and his co worker leaves, we turn in for the night.
2am I wake up from my sleep after rolling over onto my hand and groan in pain because my god did that hurt (turns out my chapstick was under my hand and pressed it against my bone not fun) Start to fall back asleep but hear a siren?? that seems to be getting closer and closer? I get dressed as I hear the siren pull into the driveway that we share with our neighbors and look out the door. The police are busting down their door with their dogs sniffing around outside. Queue me asking what is happening and the police officer asking to look in my trash (turns out it was a drug bust and they wanted to make sure they got it all)
2:15pm I had to explain the purpose of the needles and blood stained gauze in my garbage can to the police which was very difficult in my tired state. They were really chill about it and asked a bunch of genuine questions to which I tried to answer.
Needless to say it was an interesting night and certainly one of the most eventful I have ever had