I have to pull my xG3 due to some MRIs coming up next week (3T MRI for those curious).
I’m waiting for my doctor to get back to me in hopes that she’ll be able to do it, but it’s very possible she’s not going to be able to get me in on time.
Any ideas how I can do this myself? It’s the back of my hand in position 1L. I’m going to stop by a surgical store and pick up a scalpel to do it to minimize the potential problems and pain from insufficiently sharp knives, but I’d like to do it as easily and safely as possible.
Obviously I’m going to replace it once the MRI is done, but that will have to wait until I talk to Amal about either sterilizing it properly or replacing it entirely.
Out of curiosity as a side note, I almost certainly won’t go that route, but if, for example, I wrapped my hand in paper tape to prevent movement, would that possibly be enough to do it safely?
Oooooh, using another magnet to help extract it, that’s genius, and so simple! Thanks, @Devilclarke!
Fortunately because of where it sits right now, it’s VERY prominent on the back of my hand, so finding it is no challenge at all, no marking needed. I just worry about doing something dumb like cutting too deep or what have you.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with the old one, presuming that Amal won’t want it as an exchange, lol. Maybe one of those vial necklaces.
Thank you! I’ve got bilateral talocalcaneal coalitions, so following a nasty sprain, I’m finally evaluating having them taken care of. Catch is, one option is good but possibly risky, the other is awful with lengthy recovery times, but it something of a sure thing.
If you are worried about the pain, and it really is that shallow then lidocaine would help. When you buy a scalpel you can buy sterile or non-sterile blades. I won’t tell you which one to buy but you should make sure.