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Did you guys ever check out the Silent Assistant? It does what you want without surgery:
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Do you have a medic alert bracelet or something else to let people know before they put you in an MRI machine if you're unable to communicate?
That could go badly otherwise.


Yes I do carry a card welcoming any medical professionals to remove it if they feel they must, but other people with the implants have had MRIs without complication. It's easier to find literature and guidelines about MRIs for people with cochlear implants, but the ideas are the same and there is precedence for all kinds of magnetic implants. It just requires some extra attention and planning. This can't be done with a simple piece of metal like an earring, which wants to stick to the sides or be ejected from the loop like a solenoid device, but when the object has its own magnetic field it simply tries to move into a compatible position with the other field, as magnets do. If you can keep your hand in that position, it will basically be invisible to the magnetic forces generated by the machine.

If I was awake and alert, I'd try to work with my doc to make it happen without removal, but he'd get the final word. I wouldn't want anyone to put me in one without knowing, mostly for the safety of their own machine and technicians, so that's why I carry the card. My primary doctor, for what it's worth, knows of my implant and just treats it as a curiousity.
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People used to ask David Roth if he had slits in his hands...they thought they had seen a coin there then it was gone, and vice versa. He realized this was a compliment the way Slydini did when people asked if there were slits in his table. Years later someone said that to me..."Do you have slits in your hands" after doing a coin routine and I realized I had achieved some kind of milestone. So, it is like the "How do you get to Carnegy Hall?" question, and the answer was "Practice". Here it is if you want them to think you've got slits in your hand, practice.

Seriously they insert chips into animals. In old sci-fi books people had sockets in their heads to plug computers in. Look at the Matrix and all that. Just don't forget magnets will wipe your bank cards, and MRI's as well. I stopped doing tricks with magnets because of that. Bob McAllister once gave me a very strong magnet covered in felt to deaden the sound, which you put in a back pocket, and a steel-shim half dollar.
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On Mar 18, 2021, inigmntoya wrote:
Do you have a medic alert bracelet or something else to let people know before they put you in an MRI machine if you're unable to communicate?
That could go badly otherwise.


Yes I do carry a card welcoming any medical professionals to remove it if they feel they must, but other people with the implants have had MRIs without complication. It's easier to find literature and guidelines about MRIs for people with cochlear implants, but the ideas are the same and there is precedence for all kinds of magnetic implants. It just requires some extra attention and planning. This can't be done with a simple piece of metal like an earring, which wants to stick to the sides or be ejected from the loop like a solenoid device, but when the object has its own magnetic field it simply tries to move into a compatible position with the other field, as magnets do. If you can keep your hand in that position, it will basically be invisible to the magnetic forces generated by the machine.

If I was awake and alert, I'd try to work with my doc to make it happen without removal, but he'd get the final word. I wouldn't want anyone to put me in one without knowing, mostly for the safety of their own machine and technicians, so that's why I carry the card. My primary doctor, for what it's worth, knows of my implant and just treats it as a curiousity.


This is not necessarily a response to this specific post, but to CR_Shelton and his sharing of knowledge about magnetic implants in general. I've got a lot of respect for your dedication to magic! When I read the beginning of this thread, I was sure it was a joke. However, after continuing reading, it seems quite clear that not only is this real, but you have done a lot of research into this topic.
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Still think it’s an idiotic idea.
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This would be like breast implants after having them done you would just want them bigger and bigger. Pretty soon they would be so big you would have back issues and then you would have to have them removed altogether making you would feel less attractive. Then you'll turn to medication to help with the depression and then next thing you know your on talk shows wondering who the father of your children are. and then, and then, and then, and theeeennnnnnnn!
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Still think it’s an idiotic idea.

Yeah. I'm not saying that it's something that I would ever do, but it does demonstrate a certain level of dedication.
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I love magnetic implants, when they are implanted in a TT, finger tip, or under a band aid. hehe.
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I love magnetic implants, when they are implanted in a TT, finger tip, or under a band aid. hehe.


Yeah, that's more my speed too!
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There is only one solution: Psionic Magnetic Implants

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