Hey guys New to the forum here and just self installed my first implant 2 days ago, a green xSIID in the L0 position. I’ve wanted an implant for many years, but I’m the type to do more research than necessary before pulling the trigger on anything.
A little about me;
I’ve done a lot of my own piercings and tattoos and I took 2 years of anatomy/physiology, medical terminology etc in college, so I was quite confident in my ability to self install. I’m a hacker/computer nerd by nature, Kali and Mint are my goto operating systems, I have Tux the penguin tattooed over my right caput mediale to help other Linux enthusiasts spot me in a crowd. I’m a piano player by birth, and am one of the lucky humans who is able to play any instrument at an intermediate level within hours of picking it up. I do everything possible to integrate myself and the world around me with technology. This is built into me, it’s a need just as I need water. I know that many of you can relate to that. I firmly believe that biological evolution has become stagnant due to medical advancements, safety practices, warning labels etc and that our next step to evolve is electronic integration.
Enough about me. My implant went very well. In the week awaiting my package I spent some time every day going over the procedure in my head as well as drawing out my metacarpal, desired location, injection site. My blinky was quite bright ~2 hours after install which I will include a picture of, but is now quite dim due to minor swelling. My girlfriend pinched/tented the skin while I injected. We went above and beyond as far as aseptic procedures, as she also took a few medical courses in college and was quite concerned about the whole procedure.
The only issue I’m having now is that ever since I installed this thing, I can hear someone talking to me and they say that soon they will have control of me???
(Just kidding )
I’m very thankful for this community and all its’ knowledge that I’ve been able to, and will continue to, absorb. As I’m sure it’s been said before, praise Amal for giving birth to us. (Is it pronounced Aymuhl or Ahmahl?)
Blink roughly 2 hours after install
Bandaged site roughly 10 minutes after install
Current picture showing marked xSIID location, injection site on right. The wound to the left of my xSIID is a prior burn from my air fryer, unrelated lol