2017-05-17 (W) Index Finger Magnet Removal (Content warning)

Caution - gruesome photos ahead.

Okay, I hope this was enough scrolling to keep the gnarly pictures from popping up unexpectedly.

Enough background.

Two magnets have been installed in my fingertips for the purpose of sensing magnetic fields. The first was installed in my left ring finger and the second was in my left index finger. The first was a tried-and-true magnet from Steve Haworth while the second was an experimental magnet. The experimental magnet had advantages over the Haworth magnet but those advantages came with a risk. The second magnet was a gamble.

I lost that gamble but I don't regret making the bet.

Not long after the installation, I thought the magnet has lost its magnetic charge. In fact, the experimental coating was breached and my body formed a layer of tissue around the toxic neodymium. A noticeable bulge formed which I mistakenly thought was the magnet and a slightly calloused patch of skin.

Bulging finger

Two things were removed from my finger, a small magnet, which can be seen as the disc-shaped in the picture and all the tissue, which was probably ten times the volume of the magnet itself. That lump of tissue deadened all the sensation of the magnet.

Bloody finger, bloody tissue, and breached magnet

Everyone's experience with biohacking is a little different. For all the opinions I share, I do very little innovating. My actual contribution to the field has been solely the Two Cyborgs podcast. I'm sad that I lost the magnet but not regretful.

Tissue and magnet closer

***************** Update ****************

After one week, the site is looking pretty healthy. There is still some bruising but simple butterfly closures have been enough to keep it closed.

One week, post-op

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1.

Completed projects from year 2.

Completed projects from year 3.

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