Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Earring

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but six weeks ago, in celebration of having lost 50 kilos, I got my ears pierced. Having patiently waited what I heard was enough time, and having seen my ears heal totally, I decided yesterday to finally put in a nicer pair than the original set.
Well, after I removed one earing, and saw that the “better” earring was no going in so easily, I realized that I better stick with the first pair. This meant, of course, needing to reinsert the first earing. And THAT wasn’t happening either.
My older daughter was away, so I went to my neighbor, but she had no luck. She was obviously afraid of hurting me, or of causing bleeding.
Next I tried my husband. I would insert from the front (which was no problem, the problem was exiting from the back….). and I asked him to stand behind me and tell me whether to aim higher/lower. This ploy was also unsuccessful.
Fearfull that the hole would close, and I would need to start the process all over from scratch, I asked Ricki to put the earing in. She was my last hope. She tried, asking if it hurt. I said “No”, so she continued…. And SUCCEEDED! Unburdened by unnecessary fears, she just kept trying until after a few moments, she managed.
Now I can see that new earrings for Passover in 3 weeks are out; it looks like I will have to wait until the Shavuous holiday in about 10 weeks…….


Carl Thompson said...

Congrats on your massive weight loss!

Anonymous said...

I also have trouble getting earrings in, and the earlobes tend to get irritated. I have found it helps to put some antibacterial ointment (like Bactroban) on the stick part; you can just stick it into the tube and pull it out and it will be coated with ointment. This helps it slide in and helps prevent infection.

Cindy said...

Beth has had her ears pierced twice. The hole has closed both times. If she wants to wear earrings, she'll have to get them pierced... again.

Congratulations on your weight loss!

galiah said...

I love your idea of rewarding your very hard work and perseverance with a special treat!

Pink (AKA Lucia) said...

Here's a suggestion - if you want to wear the new earrings, why don't you go to your piercer and have her or him help put the new earrings in? It shouldn't cost you anything. That's what I would do if I had trouble putting new earrings in. Just being helpful.