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So after more than a year of waiting, I'm finally preparing to put a magnet in my finger. I've got most of my supplies but I'd feel a lot better about all this if somebody could look over my plan and tell me if/where I'm fucking up.
I'm planning to get a haworth magnet to actually implant, and sterilize it by placing it in Isopropyl alcohol for 15 minutes.
I bought disposable scalpels sterilized with gamma radiations and intend to use ( https://goo.gl/4HF77Q ) those to place the magnet after sterilizing them in boiling water.
I'm conflicted about which topical anesthetic to use though. I noticed that Dangerous Things has EMLA for 19 bucks, but only enough to anesthetize 1 square inch of skin and wouldn't conducting a digital nerve block require more anesthetization than that. It seems quite easy to get LMX-4 or 5 through amazon as well and in larger quantities and this ( https://goo.gl/SnLLr1 ) shows no difference between the 2 after 45 minutes and more numbness for LMX-4 slightly after application. Which topical would you recommend and why?
I plan to wipe down the incision site with Povidone Iodine and wipe the area I'm using down with Isopropyl alcohol in an attempt to create a sterile field.
I will probably be using Cyberise.me's lido kit to conduct the nerve block.