2016-11-15 (Tu) Hand X-Rays

This is my 1000th post. That means 999 times before today I’ve written at least a handful of words about work I did the previous day. I’d happily do it all again and maybe I will. This isn’t my job, I work during the day and I don’t get paid for this. Experience was the reward

For this special post, I’ve added a little more about me. I don’t often put my face on the blog, so here is a picture of me looking goofy.

Apparently, I have a greasy forehead

In addition to looking silly, I’m publishing a post about the implants I’ve gotten since starting this blog. I chose today to release this post because it exemplifies how I’ve changed physically since creating this blog. If you look back at some older posts, I’ve changed in style and maturity too. Posting for a daily blog has consumed a great deal of my life and required a lot of commitment. Some days I will work for hours with nothing to show but a couple hasty pictures and some bruises.

It has helped me grow as a writer because I chose the path by myself. If someone wanted to copy my technique I would tell them there was no trick or special recipe. It was a lot of hard work. Not just like a bit of my free time, like a double-digit percentage of my free time. I still haven’t seen Game of Thrones. Some days, just writing posts felt like a whole day’s worth of work. I hope the people who follow feel it was worth the effort of reading. Even if they don’t, I’ll keep writing.

Enough background.

I had x-rays taken at a local chiropractor to see how bad my spine is, it's not pretty. While I was getting the scans, I asked if it was possible to get an extra scan of my hands, where I have all my implants. The doctor agreed that it would be possible for a small fee. I agreed because I was eager to see the implants and have a copy I could share here.

Hand x-rays

The implants were pretty clear. On the left hand, the two finger magnets [1 and 2] were very clear in the ring and index finger. On the ulnar side of the left hand, near the end of the metacarpal bone, a small white section is the RFID tag I use to get into my local hackspace and the one that got me into my old car. Next to the thumb there is a larger tag with an NFC chip and antenna.

On the right hand, there was only one implant, and it was the largest. This can be seen easily but it's between the index and middle finger metacarpals. This tube glows continuously for years with a radioactive hydrogen isotope. Due to the radioactive material, it is kept in a layer of leaded glass which won't let the x-rays pass.

If you're curious about my spine health, it is not the worst case scenario but it needs attention.

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1.

Completed projects from year 2.

Completed projects from year 3.

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