Lassi was very pro, very friendly, and it all went smoothly. He did the doNExT in my right arm, the flexM1 in my left hand, and we agreed not to do the flexM1 in my butt in the end, because the location seems unsafe to both of us for different reasons.
He put the doNExT in straight (with the two front LEDs in a line perpendicular to my arm) but as you can see, it’s already rotated some 10 degrees counterclockwise. I’ve only had it for a couple hours Good thing I don’t really care, but I expect the thing to spin some more - quite a lot more - soon. I plan on documenting that in this thread, so stay tuned.
A couple of interesting comments:
He had a much easier time working the implant in thanks to the hole in the center. Also, he said it’ll help a lot with swelling if the fascia layer can reconnect through the center hole, and that it was a really really good idea. He said all the other implants he’s done (not RFID) that had holes through them fared better than other implants. So I’m pretty pleased with that particular choice.
Interesting side effect of COVID-19: apparently there’s a worldwide shortage of sterile nitrile gloves for non-medical customers, and it might affect his business soon. I’m glad I managed to get mine done before it happens - if it happens.
One side note about the flexM1: its performances are terrible. It barely registers on my cellphone (worse than my glass implant), and it doesn’t read any better than the glass implant on my front door lock. I had hoped for better performances, but my hopes weren’t very high, because I wasn’t terribly impressed with the performances when it was still in the packaging, and I wasn’t terribly impressed by the performances reported by other flexM1 wearers either (although they seem happy). Now that it’s in my hand, my fears are confirmed. And since my hand hasn’t swelled up at all, I doubt it’ll get any better. Oh well… Now it’s in, time will tell I guess.
EDIT: the chip has moved considerably. I was looking for it at the wrong place. It turns out to be okay. Not great, but okay. Certainly more in line with what I expected from it.