SuperMagnetMan magnet N55 TiN implant
I intend this post to be a blog over my recent SMM TiN N55 magnet implant. First, some background:
I was able to get an early batch of SMM magnets through emailing a rep. These magnets are extremely powerful(I can’t compare to M31 since I’ve never owned one), however, on every side of the magnets, It appeared to have have soot on one side around the edge. I was concerned it might be exposed magnet at first, however, after some saline and scratch tests, it appeared that the soot rubbed off and revealed TiN underneath. I felt confident for implantation, though I’m ordering some FDA8 epoxy to coat some magnets for a future implant in my other finger on my other hand.
Day 0: After selecting a magnet with the least amount of soot and the most formidable coating, I scrubbed down the table and began. I sterilized with 91% isopropyl alcohol and providone-iodine. Using the gloves included in cyberise.me’s lidocaine kit, I performed a digital nerve block and a local numming on my left ring finger. Next, I used a rubberband as a tourniquet. Then I used a scalpel to dig a deep hole(probably too deep, the scalpel almost pierced through the other side of the pad of the finger.) I took the selected magnet out of the isopropanol and put it in the pocket using by hand. I used a sterile floss wand and used the stick to push the magnet in all the way. Finally, I used some steristrips and a band-aid to close up.
After the numming wore off, it started to hurt but I could actually feel the magnet turning when I approached magnetic fields. As of writing this now though, I think my body has blocked pain from my finger(as well as all the nerves I sliced through dying) since it’s no longer painful but I can’t sense magnetic fields anymore.