All stitched up
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Remember MONTHS ago when my earring hole nearly ripped all the way through? I was so dramatic about it and then I never even followed up and wrote a final blog post about the experience.
Worst Blogger Ever Award.
So, I decided to close this chapter of my life, stitch it up if you will, and tell you the final results.
First of all, if you have no clue what I’m talking about, refer to this post to read what happened.
A quick recap:
1. decided I couldn’t live with this stretched out hole any longer
3. she sliced a “V” out of the bottom of my ear lobe, and stitched it together
4. had stitches for about a week
5. got stitches removed and had to wait 3 months before repiercing
And this is all that you knew.
So the day had come to re-pierce. I considered going somewhere to have it pierced but decided I’d rather do it myself. I was planning on the method of “hold an apple against the back of your lobe and stick a needle through” when suddenly I remembered that I have an ear piercing history. I used to buy these little contraptions at Sally Beauty Supply and pierce my sister and friends’ ears. I was a professional. Actually I did a pretty terrible job on my sister’s ear. Poor thing. Oh well.
So I ran to Sally’s and bought the tiny thing.
I returned home and informed my easily nauseated husband that this was happening. He could barely stand the idea of me doing it myself. I asked him if he wanted to watch, and he gave me a blank stare, quivered, and said ,”uhhhh, no thanks. I’m good.”
So I brought a cup of ice upstairs to the bathroom. I cleaned the earring with alcohol, held a cube of ice to my ear until it was rather numb, and then placed the contraption where I wanted the hole.
I held it half way to make sure it was in the right place, squeezed, and pierced it was. It was absolutely painless (thanks to the ice). I removed the contraption and had a freshly pierced ear.
::cue angel chorus::
So, I kept the earring that came with the contraption in for a few weeks and cleaned it every night with saline solution. Once it was fairly well healed, I switched to another set of small studs, and I’d say within about 2 months I was wearing normal drop earrings again.
If you look closely, you can see the line from where the surgeon cut my ear. I think it will fade over time, but even if it doesn’t it’s so subtle I’m sure no one would notice.
I refuse to wear heavy earrings because I do not, DO NOT, want to go through this again.
I mean, $500 is enough for 1 ear, am I right? #sayyes
So, if you run into a situation like I was in and are considering surgery to repair it, I’d highly recommend it. It was worth it to me and I’m thankful to be able to wear earrings again.
I had a great experience with Diehl Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, and would recommend them!