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.