Everything was sterilized, including the table that I dropped the chip on. This is not an open surgery. Needs little more preparation than a flu shot. Everything was autoclaved and the table and surfaces were wiped down with lemon based cleaners and 90% alcohol.
More than enough for this kind of procedure.
Not open surgery? It's an invasive procedure, introducing foreign bodies directly into your blood stream. What more do you think it takes to get an infection? Seriously, for your own good health, if you are going to do things like this, study up on correct sterilization process and handling
procedure, then examine your technique. You are absolutely correct that your implant requires no more care than a flu shot. It's not that I don't doubt that certain key things weren't properly sterilized. I'll take your word on that. It's just that your technique, as shown, leaves the door wide open for contamination. It only takes one fleeting mistake, one miniscule oversight, to cause big problems. For example...
The needle was placed on the towel. Was the towel sterilized? If it was, your forearms are resting all over it. Were your arms sterilized up to the elbows? Was the exterior of the tube of ointment you held in your right hand sterilized? Because you then went on to insert the chip into the needle with your right hand. You touched the needle repeatedly, apparently for no other reason than good luck, after having touched the tube, towel, Q-tips, plastic bags, multiple ink pens... the list goes on. All it takes is for any one of those to be contaminated and not properly sterilized to contain a pathogen, and color me skeptic, but I doubt every one of those things you touched was sterile. Your handling techniques would garner you a "FAIL" rating, even for administering a flu shot.
You can die from an infection caused by an ill-prepared skin puncture just as surely as an "open surgury." I knew a patient who thought it would be cool to have her nipples pierced. Definitely not major surgery, but a week after, she had to be hospitalized for over a week, enduring massive doses of antibiotics, or she would have died from the infection that went septic in her blood, stemming from nothing more than a skin puncture. All I am saying is, when you make the comment, "It's not open surgery," you are underestimating how little it takes to end your stay here on earth. Study up on your technique if you are going to continue poking yourself.