So early December I kitted up with a pair of xG3s—one in each knife edge. The left one has healed beautifully, accepting encapsulation and settling into home without issue, I was picking things up in a week.
The right one, …is a free spirit; it roams where it pleases. Up and down my hand.
See Figures 1 and 2 for placement. The hard lines show intended positioning. The stippled/dotted lines show places I’ve found the troublesome one. It particularly likes to migrate ‘up’/finger-wards. and letting it do so sometimes results in some discomfort.
Now, I can pretty effectively (temporarily) corral it in place with a rubber band (Figure 3). I’ve been wearing it every day, since maybe day 3–5 (when I also started prenatal vitamins) once I realized it was going to be a problem. But even taking it off to change, wash hands, shower, … can be enough to give it a chance to run and hide. Thus, it has not been securely fixed in place continuously for more than a few days.
Now, it’ll have been 4 weeks since install tomorrow. I’ve read some prior art here suggesting that once ‘healed’ and not encapsulated, the body may just ignore it. I’m beginning to think this thing won’t ever settle into place. I can stomach the asymmetry and the free-floating, but if the discomfort at the extreme placements continues, I might entertain removal.
So I initially came here desperately looking for insights/data/anecdotes/opinions/vibes here (fully acknowledging the “all bodies are different” element) on whether I might be past the point of encapsulation, and be resigned to a traveling magnet. However, I think Amal’s linked comments above answer about as well as I’m going to get.
Though, more interestingly: is there a different possible approach to manually “re-traumatize” the area, less invasively than reinstallation, and send the body back into healing mode? Like a bruise, burn, or surface cut above it, or a few jabs around it. What does it take to produce this response? If I do opt for removal, would reinstallation in the same spot even be effective? or will it like find the same unfettered fate? I don’t see how that would prompt healing any better, especially immediately. Is there maybe some reading/research on this?