I had piercings in me left nipple and tongue.
(No point talking about sensitivoity issues - I'm atyplical because of the desensitization. It actually gave me MORE sensitivity, so I really liked it.
My healing time is highly accelerated (metabolic rate? that X factor in my bloodstream?. I always healed very quickly - - that might have been a part of what led to me throwing a blood clot and having a massive stroke.
I healed lin three days from the initial piercing (I went with the ring and bead.
Didit hurt being pierced? damned if i know.
My lingual (tongue) piercing didn't hurt a bit - I do have sensation there. Again I healed very quickly - theswelling was completely gone in 2 and a half days.
I would put in and take out my tongue piercing quite often without difficulty.
I removed them all when I tested poz.
(I realise it was an emotional response - like I was trying to get "clean" again and I could not bring myself to put them back. I have the jewelry in a box - locked away. A piece of me from a happier time.
The tongue healed over totally (not sure how long), and my nipple piercing closed over again totally in about 6-8 weeks.
(dayum I am utterly disinhibited!
(Get used to it guys - it is typical of stroke survivors.)
Try not to be too harsh with me about wht I reveal and how readily I do so.
I honestly cannot help it or control it. It is how my brain works now.
(Thsat by the way is why stroke survivors tend toblurt things out. Our internal "editor" no longer works.
I feel comfortable here now and my brain now signals "at ease" when I am here so my guard goes down totally.
It makes us VERY vulnerable - stroke survivors are often victims of fraud - we are not sufficiently guarded.)
(That, by the way, is what drew CASLON to feel so protective of mne. He became my pit bull guardian.
If he sees people start to abuse me or take advantage of my vulnerability, he WILL attack.
If it happens here, I will not longer feel safe here and I will disappear immediately
- never to return.
It took over two years before I dared to begin sharing.
I will admit without shame (because i cannot control it)
not to try to lay my shit on you guys, but i am VERY vulnerable.
I beg you all me gentle.
I've bared my throat to the wolves.
I have decidfed to trust this commmunity (because I came to feel that - sparks and occasional nastiness aside) you are a very caring and supportive bunch.
It will mean nothing to you if I disppear again. bif I no longer feel safe. But it really will do great harm to me.
I've exposed my vulnerability.
Only your personal conscience will determine what you do with all the "ammo" I so freely provide that can undermine my confidence.
I'm at your mercy.