No, this is not a post about revirginization via abstinence, though that might have unintentionally occurred, but I am not going there. Not that area folks-- a lot higher up. Truthfully, I had no intention to even post about this until I realized I was not alone and maybe some one else could benefit from my experience.
One of my blog buddies recently complained about this very same condition. Plus out of the six of my luncheon group, two of us have this problem. That means one third of my small group is afflicted with my blog buddy tipping the scales. Possibly not equal to the national average but it does take me out of "it's only my problem" category, thus the need to share.
My dilemma lies in my ear piercings. When I was a whippersnapper, a friend pierced my ears for me. Ice cube for numbing, big ole needle for piercing and a jelly glass full of vodka for courage.
Well my right ear was a piece of cake. Almost painless and quick. However, the left ear piercing would close up before we could get the earring in. I mean in seconds. So my left ear got pierced three times. The vodka was losing its magic.
It was a functional piercing as long as I kept earrings in. Once when I was in the hospital for 21 days, the hole closed. I had to force it open again when I got home.
As long as I was wearing earrings to work every day all was well. When I retired, the hole closing became more of a frequent problem for I didn't wear earrings all the time. If I went a week with out wearing them, I would have to re-pierce the left ear hole again by shoving a stud forcefully through. Hurt? Yep, more than I was comfortable with, especially since I no longer drink.
Now days, that one ear has become a painful operation that requires numbing with Ambesol, grunting, shoving and grimacing if I go so much as over night with out an earring in place, then staying sore while it healed.
So why bother you ask? Well I do like to wear earrings when I go out and I have a raft of them to choose from plus, I really don't like clip-ons.
Leaving the earring in all day and taking it out only to sleep, did not work. It still required re-piercing the next day. Yes, that is how quickly it closed the older I got. I wish everything on me healed so well.
I reasoned that if I left a ring in that ear for a couple of weeks, 24/7, that might encourage the hole to stay open. Problem was, have you tried to sleep on an earring?? Not fun for a side sleeper, plus the act of re-piercing always made it more tender.
Then I discovered Comfy Earrings on the Internet. You can click on that link if interested in particulars and products.
This is a marvelous invention for people like me or just people who want to wear their earrings 24/7, in comfort. I understand they are great for those with extra piercings and good for those who work in an office and must use a phone a lot and don't have access to a head set.
|No point to dig into your neck.|
In all honesty however, they were a BITCH to get in for they enter from the back of your ear and are not pointed for ease of entry. They are tiny to work with and quite frustrating when you try to screw the two tiny pieces together which you can't see due to your giant fingers. It is recommended that you have someone help you the first time. I heartily second that.
I managed it alone after much cursing, sweating and kicking myself for thinking I had thrown my money away. There is a trick to it but even with that knowledge, it was still a real challenge I assume the many reviews are right and that it gets much easier each time. In about a month as a test, I will try to reset the good ear. If that proves too difficult then I am likely wearing my burial earrings.
Right now I can only say I am delighted with my Comfy Earrings. These really are the most comfortable earrings I have ever worn. I don't even know I have them on. Side sleeping and phone talking are no longer a problem.
They are inexpensive, $19.99 with free shipping, but sadly only come in studs though in a variety of colors. I chose the Classic which is Crystal Cubic Zirconia. They sparkle so much they almost glow.
I will keep these in for at least a month, then I hope that stubborn hole will have been tamed and I can once again wear some of my dangle ones without struggle or pain. For now however I am VERY pleased with these. Zero discomfort.
Below is a picture of them in my ear so you can get an idea of their size. I apologize for the smirking, sun ravaged, wrinkled up old person they are on. Close ups should never be taken after the age of fifty and my odometer rolls over to 74 tomorrow on the 23rd. Way past the expiration date for close ups. Sorry but at least you can get an idea of what they look like on.
Like I said, hopefully you or someone you know has a similar problem that can use this info.
Have a great week.