It’s time for uncle static_void’s Christmas special! (in July…)
Two weeks ago I finally got the flexM1 installed.
The BFN was autoclaved by a “medical friend”.
Due to potential indemnification issues with medical licensing, said friend understandably didn’t want much to do with the actual procedure.
The implantation was performed by another friend (CYA: Don’t do this, go see a pro) after much reviewing of other peoples procedures, under the mindset of “full send” and with the knowledge that “mad cyborg prosthetics” are available if we fuck this up too badly.
There were some mildly interested nursing students in the room during the process to observe and offer general guidance as well as the occasional “eww wtf”
There was a couple difficulties getting the chip in the hole, but this was down the the angle of insertion. Once it was in we used the back end of the needle to gently push it in which seemed to work well.
Everything seems to have healed well for the most part.
Two ibuprofen were taken a couple of hours after the procedure to dull the pain after the anesthetic wore off.
I believe we may have nicked a nerve as there is some residual numbness present between the insertion point and where the webbing ends between the index and middle fingers. I am hoping that this fixes itself over the next couple of months but if not it’s no great loss.
It’s been a little over a month since installing my xG3v2. It healed nicely but the depth is quite shallow (although the location on my knifes edge was perfect) which has its pros and cons:
Better lifting strength
Better sensing (although this is my first magnet implant so I have nothing to compare to)
Easy to see where it is (easier to “probe” around for sensing)
Easier to catch on surfaces (hasn’t been a problem yet)
Slightly uncomfortable when I rest my hand on it (although that seems to be lessening)
I was stressed about the depth at first but it actually hasn’t caused any problems. I put on/remove tight gloves and reach into my tight jeans pockets many times a day on/with that hand and it hasn’t caused any problems at all. It even seems like the skin around it is “smoothing” out around it to make it less pronounced.
The first xNT one was in 2018 2017 I think. Late Early 2018 I got an xEM install by @amal himself (and the only one in my right hand) and then the other 2 were mid 2019. I tried doing a self install on my right hand and just wasn’t going to happen. I don’t have the dexterity in my left hand to do it. There was actually a third that was supposed to happen in the 2019 session that my helper was going to install (he had done a self install) and I just wasn’t feeling it and aborted.
I have a NeXT, xLED an xm1+ and a flexEM sitting here waiting for install… I’ve been lazy and haven’t looked for a local installer.
Im pretty sure I’ve seen people with round flex implants like the flexEM implanted in the middle of the top of their hand. Would the veins not get in the way? I am wanting to put mine there but I keep looking at my hand thinking my veins are in terrible spots for this one.