Category Archives: Health

New Piercing: Day One

I got my second holes pierced in my ears today. It’s probably been 15 to 20 years since my last piercing and I was scared that it was going to hurt. I can’t really remember anything about the first time I had my ears done.

Going into it I was pretty nervous this morning. As I was filling in the waiver form, I thought about leaving multiple times. But I went through with it.

The piercing didnt hurt at all. The girl explained everything she was doing and what I should expect. Like evryone says, it just felt like a little pinch. Even hours later, I still don’t feel any pain.

That does make me nervous though. It feels like everything is going too smoothly. I did two cleanings today and they didn’t hurt at all. My ears weren’t red. Theres no blood or irritation visible. I’m just hoping that continues and that they heal fast without any problems.

I’ve been keeping my hair up and trying not to touch them unless I’m doing a cleaning. I have the next two days off so I’m hoping that will help too because I can continue to keep my hair and hands away.

Eczema is Back

I grew up dealing with eczema when I lived in Nova Scotia. I normally have it on the hands but sometimes also on my wrists and elbows. When I moved to Alberta it went away on it’s own pretty soon after getting here. But this year it’s back.

I think one of my big triggers is the weather. Nova Scotia (NS) is very humid and we get rain quite often. But that’s not usually the case in Alberta (AB). However, this year its been raining most days from June until now.

Another trigger is stress which I have been feeling a lot of this year. I’ve been missing my family whom I havn’t seen in more than a year. That’s the longest I’ve been away from my parents ever. I’ve been daydreaming about running away from everything and moving back home.

My hands are super itchy as I type this and I’ve been scratching them a lot today which only makes things worse. I put some non-persciption cortate cream on them so hopefully the itchiness won’t wake me up. I think the trick to getting the eczema to go away will be to keep myself from scratching. Wish me luck!