So last Wednesday I went to the doctor because my nose piercing was infected (I’ve had it 4 months and it’s been infected on and off throughout). During the appointment he removed the jewelry and said I needed to start on Antibiotics and return on Monday (today, 5 days later). The good news is that the antibiotics worked and the infection is gone BUT THE HOLD CLOSED in the process.
Did I mention how much I like my piercing? I know that may seem strange to some of you, but in my post-baby world where I rarely get to put make-up on anymore, having a no-maintenance adornment makes me feel both beautiful and unique. So no, I did not want to give it up without a fight. Props to the Doc because he was in no way judgmental and was happy to honor my wishes for what I wanted done.
After 5 minutes of hemming and hawing, I gave the go-ahead to have the hole re-opened.
Moment 1 when I doubted my decision was when the tears started streaming out of the corner of my eyes and we didn’t even have the jewelry in yet.
Moment 2 when I doubted my decision was when I got up to look at it after and promptly knew that I was about to pass out (luckily, I made it back to the bed in time, but I was rapidly losing all my color). Good thing it was already in by that point!
I did survive though and earned the praise of “Muy Valiente” (very brave) from the Doctor. I’m pretty sure he thought I was loco, but whatever, at least I got what I came for! Any more infections and it has to be gone for good though. Cross your fingers that I can keep it healthy…