Hey all! This is my first ever post so I’m going to introduce myself - I’m a 26 year old from NJ who has been following DT for years but only recently took the plunge myself and got a NExT and 125kHz xEM from J.R. Swiss at Mean Street Tattoo in Bensalem, PA (which was was an amazing experience by the way) last Saturday 5/29. I got both of them in my left hand ~5mm apart between my index and thumb - healing really well so far other than one slightly poking my skin (can provide pics) but I attribute that to swelling or something.
I suffer from a few different disabilities - fibromyalgia, syringomyelia, chronic migraines and some other medical conditions like asthma. I would love to be able to have an implant that measures my temperature, blood oxygen level, heart rate, or blood sugar - really any of those. I know DT doesn’t have any for sale right now, but I was curious if there’s anyone in the community that has created their own or knows someone who has. It would hugely improve my quality of life so I definitely want to do it at some point. My body has been working against me for 20 years, if I can improve it myself and like myself a little more through body mods I will.
Semi-related: I am trying to get into a beta program (I don’t even know if there is one) for Vivokey’s payment implant. Do you think it would be worth it to get a VivoKey Spark 2 now knowing that the Apex will be coming out in the near (I think? Correct me if I’m wrong please.) future? I feel like I am missing out on the VivoKey [eco]system, but am caught between getting a Spark 2 now/waiting to hear back about the payment implant/waiting for the Apex.
Anyway, thank you all in advance for any help. I am super excited to be a part of this community and can’t wait to see what the future holds.