Q/A type poll for long-term magnet users

Basically, I'd like to check in with those of you who've had your magnets at least a year. My focus is on the sensing aspects but don't let that stop you if you're geared for lifting. This is for my personal curiosity (also in prep for my own implants) but after editing this may come off like in prep for a blog post or something, which it isn't.

1) For baseline purposes, what type and/or shape of magnet(s) are you running and how long have you had it/them - axial tube, diametric tube, disc/cylinder, ball, matrix, etc.?
1b) If rocking multiple types, ignoring placement, which do like more and why?
1c) Has this preference changed over time?
2) Have you noticed any change in your ability to sense over the long-term? More sensitive overall or to certain fields, less, now registers only as background noise, etc.?
3) What annoys you most about your setup?
4) What do you absolutely love that you wish others could experience?
5) If you went back in time, anything you'd definitely change? Placement, type of magnet, not do it, something with the procedure?
5b) If yes, what did you do, what would you change, and why?
6) Any cool stories? Anything unexpected, bizarre, funny, or even sad happen because of your magnet(s)?

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  • 1) For baseline purposes, what type and/or shape of magnet(s) are you running and how long have you had it/them - axial tube, diametric tube, disc/cylinder, ball, matrix, etc.?

    3mm x 6mm cylinder, 48G, parylene coated

    I had it from December 2015 - June 2022 and had it removed despite it not failing as it got too annoying in relation to my hobbies.

    2) Have you noticed any change in your ability to sense over the long-term? More sensitive overall or to certain fields, less, now registers only as background noise, etc.?

    It was most sensitive during the first year, I'd guess, when I could feel the motor from my electric toothbrush from a foot or so away. It never really stopped being sensitive, but eventually I could only feel that field from 6 inches or so instead of a foot or so.

    3) What annoys you most about your setup?

    It was apparently placed too much over the bone, so would get painful whenever there was pressure on the fingertip. Since I like to lift heavy weights, it became very annoying- I would have to keep that finger uninvolved from dumbbells/barbells/plates as much as possible, and as I got fatigued and with heavier weights that got harder and harder to maintain.

    Also, for the entire time I had it, sometimes it would just start aching randomly for a few days for no apparent reason whatsoever.

    4) What do you absolutely love that you wish others could experience?

    Sensing fields is novel, and fun. Lifting small objects and weirding people out is better.

    5) If you went back in time, anything you'd definitely change? Placement, type of magnet, not do it, something with the procedure?
    5b) If yes, what did you do, what would you change, and why?

    I would probably go for something smaller, placed more to the side in that finger.

    6) Any cool stories? Anything unexpected, bizarre, funny, or even sad happen because of your magnet(s)?

    Accidentally putting my laptop to sleep repeatedly while programming because the lid-closed magnet sensor is right next to left tab sucked, but on purpose sneakily putting co-workers computers to sleep by sliding a finger near their left tab button was fun once or twice.

  • 1) For baseline purposes, what type and/or shape of magnet(s) are you running and how long have you had it/them - axial tube, diametric tube, disc/cylinder, ball, matrix, etc.?

    I'll have them for 10 years in September. 2 magnets, in the ring and index fingers of the left hand. Not sure which type they are. They're from Steve Haworth and he implanted them.

    2) Have you noticed any change in your ability to sense over the long-term? More sensitive overall or to certain fields, less, now registers only as background noise, etc.?

    I sense less now, especially in one of the 2. Not sure if it's the magnet itself or my sensitivity. But they seem to lift less too, although they are sensing magnets, not lifting ones.

    3) What annoys you most about your setup?

    Nothing, placement is perfect, on the side of the finger pads. No pain at all, even when gripping stuff or weightlifting.

    4) What do you absolutely love that you wish others could experience?

    Sensing the magnetic fields of big motors. Or the buzz felt in the fingers when crossing an anti-theft system in shops. Not all of them make the magnets react though.

    5) If you went back in time, anything you'd definitely change? Placement, type of magnet, not do it, something with the procedure?

    No, the procedure was great, little pain. Steve was awesome in explaining everything he did.

    6) Any cool stories? Anything unexpected, bizarre, funny, or even sad happen because of your magnet(s)?

    It always intrigues people when I can lift objects with them: small coins, pins, paperclips, nails.... I could also tell my SIL that the anti-theft barriers of her shop were inactive when I entered the shop as I didn't feel the buzz as usual.

  • Thank you both.

    There appears to be a general lack of people keeping them in over 1 or 2 years, or at least nobody with them kept in for a longer period seems to talk much about them much past that initial honeymoon stage. Probably old hat at this point, but it's nice to hear the longer perspective.

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