Somewhere around 40 years ago, I had my ears pierced. After the diagnosis of my unfortunate illness, I got paranoid and decided not to have metal getting into my body through my ear lobes and stopped wearing earrings. I also started the journey toward no longer dying my hair since I read about a link to that and a type of lymphoma I didn't have. Well, I've missed wearing earrings but haven't been able to because I couldn't get them in there without pain. So finally I got them re-pierced Wednesday morning. Now after six weeks wearing these gold studs, I can wear my earrings again and maybe buy some new ones to celebrate!
By the way, according to Trivial Pursuit, ear piercing is the number one form of self-mutilation in the US.