Hey guys! Long time lurker but first post. (sorry this might be a bit long)
So after following DT Development and the forums on and off for a few years I finally decided to get my first implants (NExT in L3, xSIID L0, xLED-125hz L0) the installation went well and wasn’t as painful as I was expecting.
They read well but the implants came out coil first in the needle (which I kinda expected as I read Amal comment in a forum post “Yes… they were all supposed to be loaded so the LED would come out of the needle first… but the ones we did lot testing on were loaded backwards… so the coil came out first… so it appears “most” of them are loaded such that the coil comes out first.”
But I was hopeful that it might be loaded led first… unfortunately, they were coil first and after a few days of healing I realised the implants were migrating back towards the injection sight which I also knew would most likely happen
but with the LEDs being close to the injection site they are not where I quite wanted them…
Sooooo! I really don’t want to get them yanked out and replaced/reinstalled so last night I thought fuck it I’m going to try and turn the implants 180° then the LEDs would be in the spot I wanted.
it kinda worked… after about 4 hours of manipulating the implant I managed to turn my xSIID about 100° clockwise, not sure why but I couldn’t get it to turn any further(The swelling made it a lot harder to feel and move the implant) and the led is in a spot I’m quite happy with plus it is brighter in this new spot! it is a slightly odd read angle but sitting comfortably (might try and move it more when the swelling goes down but have not decided yet).
The xLED didn’t go so well tho… the xLED is quite close to my thumb and after trying to rotate it I only got it to move 90° anticlockwise… it was in a worse spot than originally and one end of the implant was kinda pinching against my thumb metacarpal…
I kept at it tho and it was stuck in this new position for a long time and just wouldn’t budge (starting to get a bit nervous at this point) and the swelling started to make the implant very hard to see and feel but after a few hours of pushing and putting ice on it to reduce swelling and tighten the skin, I managed to pop it back to its original position which was a huge relief! (maybe a little closer to my thumb metacarpal now tho…) But again if I could get this thing to do a 180 and move back up my hand a bit then I would be very happy with its position.
SO! Question 1: does anyone have any advice or experience with turning your implant around or just moving its position in general??
(Below is photos of its planned position when getting the install done. and photos of where they are now after 6 days of healing and me moving them around last night)
Marking on install
Where they are now
Question 2: My NExT is still a bit tender to the touch but healing well. Once again it’s been migrating back towards the injection site and I just wanted to get some opinions on whether or not the implant is too close to my knuckles or do you think the positioning is all good??
Question 3: The Reader to access my work and gym is an ICT (TSEC Standard RFID Card Reader https://www.ict.co/TSEC-Standard-Card-Reader) The tag provided is a T5577 set up as an HID Prox. I have already cloned the tag to my NExT but have not tested it yet.
But when I present the diagnostic card or key chain field testers I only get a light from the HF side. None when I present the LF tester (i tried all different angles and got nothing for LF). Why is this?
Question 4: I am very interested in getting a payment conversion but it would have to be a Westpac paywear chip but I am concerned about the size/shape of the implant as I would prefer to just use a needle and not need scalpel work… is the size/shape something that can be changed to suit using a needle or is that not an option?? (i read on a post a while ago that it cannot be changed but I thought I would check again to be sure)
Any advice or info related to any of this would be much appreciated! Thanks, guys.