Incidentals along the way

So ahead of getting my MRI, I had to rid myself of all metal in my body. So this meant getting my piercings out. Which was actually such a relief because it’s been years of not being able to sleep on either of my sides and I just don’t want to have to deal with that anymore (though I will miss them, piercings are cool).

So I went to the place I got them done originally, and he refused to take them out. He said he would change them for plastic, but wouldn’t take them out and to come back in 40 minutes. I said ‘fine’ and went and stood in the doorway of one of my favourite pubs in Camden and cried.

I couldn’t even begin to face the possibility of going through chemo without being able to sleep on my sides and having to uncomfortably soak them in salt water for 10 minutes twice a day.  My ears give me constant pain and I just couldn’t imagine having to deal with that.

The fantastic Charlie was good enough to suggest getting a second opinion, so we googled ‘best piercing studios in Camden’ and came across ‘Hell to Pay’ and went along.

They were happy to take my piercings out. Yeah, ok, so I now have gross lumps on my ears, she warned me of it, hopefully they’ll go away (one definitely will). But the relief I felt when they were out was immense.

The lady at ‘Hell to Pay’ also said that the jewellery that had been put in was too tight. Which is what I had thought when they put it in in the first place. Never going back to the other place!

So I am now filled with relief.

This definitely feels like a win!

Though my ear looks a bit gross and I’m soon not going to have any hair to cover it up with…. Oops.

Oh well.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy says:

    Big hugs xxxx

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  2. John says:

    All in all, a better day, Jen.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jen Eve says:

      Definitely a small win!


  3. Ashlea Ross says:

    I don’t see why the first guy wouldn’t take them out? Was he that passionate about piercings that he couldn’t fathom doing it?

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    1. Jen Eve says:

      Ugh yeah. He wouldn’t really talk to me properly about it. He said I hadn’t taken care of it well enough because there’s a bump on the back. He said there was a ‘big risk’ in taking it out but wouldn’t tell me anything more useful.
      The lady who took it out said that was ridiculous and there was no risk and the bump has nothing to do with how I had taken care of it, it was a combination of the tight jewellery and sleeping on it.


  4. Donna Congalton says:

    Oh dear. I have bumbs on my ears because of earings. I react to jewels aparently. But one does not notice. I cannot wear our wedding rings at the moment because I react to them too…..or maybe that is marriage (just kidding!). Glad you got it sorted and I bet youve had a great night sleeping on your side 🙂


    1. Jen Eve says:

      Yeah I think I’m the same. I think I might be sensitive to certain metals or something – it seems quite common when you talk to people about it. Annoying about the wedding rings!! What are our bodies doing to us!! I have been loving sleeping on my sides, it has been liberating!!!


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