Today was the big day, I had my Flex MT** for about 3 months now, sitting in its box on my desk. But today I went in and got it installed!
I’m pretty nervous, as I have never gone under the knife nor gotten stitches but I am going with a local anesthetic as a lot of people recommend it, so I am not freaking out too much.
Background And Info
In the recent month or so, FlexNExT Implants are failing and/or becoming inflamed and I know the MT has not had the same issues but I just wanted to put here, all variables beforehand to keep people in the loop:
- This is the FlexMT custom without the T5577 and an extra LED blinkie (Light Blue) I call is “Magic Flex” as a FlexM1 already exists and this is just what I have decided to call it
-It was one that had the adhesive strip removed before sealing (thank god as I’m allergic to adhesives XD)
-all the liquid has evaporated from the bag
-Location will be on the hand not the wrist
I am getting this done at Piercing HQ in Melbourne as a lot of people ask me. I sadly won’t be able to record as it is the policy at the mod shop I am going to, but I will do healing photos and updates.
I was in and out within an hour, that includes paperwork and recovery time, Starting off my installer marked out where the pocket would go, also finding a vein right on my knife-edge, so incision was done parallel with the outer side of my pinky (see Photos)
I didn’t feel anything with the incision and mostly pressure while he made the pocket (except some of the outer sides where lido must not have effected enough, but my body felt it as heat even though my nerves were telling me it was pain… if that makes sense). He started with a small flat rounded tool and pretty much kept putting bigger ones in till the pocket was the right size.
Now here was the only issue of the day, the slit was about a mm too small so he made it slightly bigger… this section of the skin seemed to have no lido at all (not the fault of anyone) and the pain and suddenness made me almost faint, now I have done units upon units on fainting when I was at school for pathology collection so I worked on my breathing and staying present but was going to need a bit more help, by the time the flex was in I let my installer know about the predicament I was in and he got a coworker to get me some water and a lolly. And by stitch 5 I was back to feeling good and chatting with my installer.
The first photo here is just after install, second and third are about an hour later when I took off the gauze.
The implant is pretty unnoticeable besides the bruising (something my installer said would happen) and it works on my ACR122 (although only palm up at the moment)
All 3 blinkies are happy and working, all being red at the moment (to be expected) and if I press the reader quite hard into the palm of my hand, the blinkies faintly light up (imma need a stronger reader to show it off I think)
All in all, I love working with Piercing HQ and will always sing their praise, I have 7 stitches now and will either take them out myself or go back to them in just over a week.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll keep you up to date in the comments!!