I am taking the earrings out. They are throbbing, red, swollen, and I can NOT risk infection with the spinal cord stimulator in my back. IF I was to get an infection that spread... yeah. I could wait it out... but why endure this self inflicted pain? I have enough pain as it is, without causing myself MORE. I am sad that I have to remove them, but it is silly... the earrings I got are pretty, which makes up for the piercing. I just hope the swelling and stuff goes down soon, and doesn't effect the other earrings. Meep. No sleep because of pain is a good motivator too... FUCK. Why the hate earrings? Why the hate?