Do you have any input on the ease and pain level based on each position? I ask because I’m thinking about doing self install. I don’t love needles, but I do weekly self injections in my thigh so honestly I’m not too fazed by it.
I understand Position 0 is pretty much a cakewalk (relatively), but what about the remainder on the back of the hand? Obviously I don’t want to get in on this only to find out it’s not sterile anymore and I just can’t do it right.
If you wait till the weekend I will let you know xD thinking of self installing in pos 2.
I did a self install in my dominant arms bicep region and that was a bit tricky to get into a good stable position (more details on install) that post also has some good advice on non standard installs.
If you are worried about not being able to finish then maybe use lidocaine patches or cream?
I have a NExT in position 3, and an xM1 in position 0. I didn’t self install, but the back of the hand was actually less painful for me - which seems completely backwards. But, it wasn’t bad at all.
The bigger concern, especially if self implanting, is that the back of the hand requires a little more care and finesse. I have big, prominent veins there, and you have less working space between the bones.
Really good point, thank you. It’s a concern I have too, tbh. I also have fairly sizable veins, so I wouldn’t want to do that. I guess it’s part of my concern with doing it myself. But I also hate the thought of these things sitting around for another month or three as we wait for things to open back up again and get professional help. (I need professional help!)
@Devilclarke, agreed, that was mostly my issue doing my weeklies too.
I thought about it @leumas95 , honestly, but at the time I didn’t think I was gonna be doing it myself, and moreover, I’ve heard that it’s actually a worse idea to do it yourself with pain management because of the risk of not feeling doing it wrong.
Regarding all this, is there a consensus where the best place for a second chip is? I’ve read the xG3 placement threads again and again, but I feel like the knife edge would limit you. Any input from people who have installed there would be great. After healing, what limitations do you have because of the magnet? I have none with a chip at L0 & R0, but I feel like in other places, there are more negatives. I just don’t want to limit myself.
My understanding of the best position 1 or 2, so you can place screws and other small objects there without losing them. Generally, that’s the ideal use of an xG3 from what I can see since it’s not really suited as a sense implant.
Yeah, I was going for knife edge, and was planning on implanting today, but realized yesterday I was … um… playing drums on my steering wheel and singing very loudly alone driving in my car, that I may not be able to do that with a magnet, even full healed. If that’s not true please let me know, but I only have experience with chips in impact free zones. I’m not totally averse to it though. I was planning on getting a PegLeg! It would’ve been in by now, stupid virus! For now it’s waiting for me in Cali, just beckoning!