Leaving the house and putting on shoes made me consider my appearance for the first time in forty days.
While I was out I realized I hadn’t put in earrings in ... forty days. “Oh no,” I thought, “How long does it take for my ears to close up? Are my ears closed up?” Also, Does Gary Have the Covid, in addition to Am I Catching the Covid, but just for a moment I worried my ears were closing up.
The back of my left ear had closed over to a small degree, but I twisted the lobe around and eventually got in from the back side. It wasn’t pretty.
(So, in Frivolous Health News, how long does it take for pierced earring holes to close up? The internet says eight months. I anticipate people will be visiting Claire’s and Tattoo Parlors in mid-October.)