I decided to take out the second set of earrings, and to put in a pair of hoops into the first hole that I knew were really easy to keep clean... but once I took out the pair that were already in the first hole, I couldn't put another pair in: my lobe was too swollen. By the time the swelling went down, the hole had closed.
So for nine years, I've had unpierced ears, but a strong and abiding love of earrings. Not only do I love them, but I really, really want to wear a great pair of heavy chandelier earrings for our wedding day, so I really need to do this soon to make sure they are 100% healed before then. So this Sundaythe day after SS's wedding (I would hate to have red, swollen ear lobes in her pictures ;)I am going into a body piercing studio and getting this done once and for all! ACK! I am totally being a baby about this, but I'm scared. Hold me!