There’s trouble at the transdermill?! (I’m really, really, sorry, I couldn’t resist)..
“The transdermal in question had been troubling me since the beginning and was swollen ever since it was put in. Finally about four years after insertion the swollen part collapsed in the front and the implant started to come out. I had a nice sparring match where the implant finally busted through the tissue due to a nice shoot-style takedown. (note to self, don’t land implants first..) Jussi started cutting out the implant, we didn’t really have any proper anesthesia (just some Xylocaine jelly) but the whole thing still hurt like hell and it took four hours to remove since I was yelling curse words and pounding the chair after every cut! Must have been pretty damn frustrating for jussi!
The implant was already so sensitive that it was giving me hellish headaches so cutting it out was no picnic. I expected loads of puss and other shit since the implant had been so troublesome over the years, but to my surprise there was just excessive scarring and enlarged cells, no clear reason for the irritation at all. After examining the implant itself I did however find some hints to the reason it was so complicated to heal. There is a deep seam in between the plate and the stud and also the lower surface of the implant is scratched. I have to say I am relieved to have it out but I hope I get to keep at least two of these (which will not happen since transdermals don’t seem to last forever on anyone..)”