Install Videos and Pictures 🩸

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Thanks, you convinced me to do it here, now I’m ready to do it. While waiting for the availability of the XM1 which will be the second… :slight_smile:

This is what you want, and it is the upgraded “newer” version of the xM1

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:heart: Juste received today

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Today is the big day… I’m being a big baby and I’m scared to death rn! 4 hrs until my Titan goes in.

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Well my install was a no go. The numbing gel had no effect on me, tried to push through it despite being able to feel everything and he didn’t feel comfortable continuing due to my pain. Told me to find someone to inject lidocaine and we would try again. Even tho I didn’t get it installed today, couldn’t have asked for a better experience! If you are in the Houston area go to Lucky Dog!

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It might be worth a trip to see Pineapple for… reasons.

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I have a friend that’s wife is the nurse practitioner and has her Botox license, he is going to ask her if she can shoot me up next week. If that doesn’t come through I will try pineapple again. I left him 3 messages and he never got back with me.

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:open_mouth: the phone might not be his medium…

Yeah, not sure about phone. I only talked with Pineapple via email until the install, then afterwards I we communicated via email with follow up pictures since I went immediately out of state and couldn’t do an in person follow up.

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Sorry to hear that.
How long did you have your finger in the sachet?

About 2.5hrs

We’ve got better stuff in. Testing now… but I don’t think any kind of topical is going to numb internals like for a finger install. I know this stuff works on the dermal layer so I’ll be testing with a lancet in the finger.

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Once you break the skin, the insides often need a little something something.

I’ll let you all in on a secret that are use once it’s open I like to spritz a little bit of this magic juice on the wound and into it.

20 seconds later, I can continue my insertion of XYZ. Or removal.

Bactine First Aid Spray for Pain Relief and Itch Relief, Antiseptic, Anesthetic and No Sting Formula, 105 ml https://a.co/d/gE4L2nN

This stuff has gotten me through 20 or so insertion and removal/recovery processes

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I had my dead Walletmor replaced today and it is video-documented (18+ and can’t be embedded). Working with a proper skin surgeon was great, even considering this was his first time working with non-medical implants, proper local anesthesia helped the process quite a bit it seems. However we’ll need to work on the tooling, since the sterile flex “pushing” tool we had available was very far from ideal, hopefully he was gentle enough and everything heals and works properly, if not, he’ll get a second try. Boring parts of video are edited out. Mute the sound or enjoy The Prodigy.

Also, can somebody please explain what is on right half of the following picture (dead implant post extraction on the left, its ‘coating’ on the right)? Till now I’ve had the impression the whole transparent part is a single-ish piece…

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Yeah, not the best.

Relevant part to you (Although walletmor may be different)

Additionally, the polymer coating is very robust, but very thin. If the flex device is handled with tooling such as forceps or tweezers or any tooling other than a sterile gloved hand, it could be punctured or damaged in such a way as to allow moisture to infiltrate over time and damage the internal encapsulated electronics.

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It looks like the encapsulation tissue, the pocket the body forms around the implant over the first months to isolate it. But honestly I have never seen it come out with the implant like that :eyes:

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i’m having a hard time understanding where this beef jerky stick came from… when the old one is pulled out, it doesn’t look as though it’s coming out with the implant;

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… unless was this something that was on the underside of the implant, obscured from view?

given the amount of stretching that guy did in your wound, he could have probably pushed his little finger in there just fine. the forceps he used to push it would have been fine if he had just kept the jaws closed and not gripped it… the blunt front face of those jaws is fine to push it into such a gaping pit :wink:

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The implant was indeed completely encapsulated in the thing. And after separating it from the implant, it turned opaque as photographed quickly. On the Amals screencap, it is seen on the outermost part of the implant coming out, it was perhaps even more dense on the other (bottom) side. So encapsulation tissue, no possibility of this being some kind of implant coating / biopolymer layer? A surprise for parties involved nontheless :slight_smile:

Noted the warranty update, but don’t get me started on the Walletmor one, differnet&difficult story/topic.

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Yeah that crazy… never seen that before. It’s for sure encapsulation tissue… it’s probably all the ripping and tearing with forceps… probably grabbed the tissue and pulled it out with the implant. I see some scalpel work going on so maybe they were cutting it away from the surrounding tissue because once you cut into the pocket, you can get inside it and grab the implant out without needing any cutting… so yeah probably cut the pocket tissue from surrounding tissue.

The fact it “dried up” basically in front of your eyes is also very interesting… definitely not any kind of encapsulation material we use would do that.

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