Healing is (still) a process.

After my birthday weekend celebration last month, I just randomly decided to go to the salon to have my super-long hair trimmed. However, I know that I’m going to miss my hair length. I still did it.

I told the barber to be careful because I had new cartilage piercings. He was careful. While he was doing my hair, a friend called my name from the outside, and I suddenly turned my head out of curiosity to see who that friend was.

Then guess what? The barber accidentally hit my right cartilage piercing while combing my hair because of my slight movement. The lock fell to the ground. It was so painful. I did not know how to react.

I tried to put the earring lock back myself, but it was too painful, so the barber did it for me, and voila, it was all good though the lock was super tight.

The following day, I had an ear infection happened. My right ear was red and swollen. It was stinging too. It was not fun at all.

Out of worry and constant googling, I knew I needed a doctor’s help.

I had a teleconsultation with one, and I started taking my medication after two days.

After two days of taking antibiotics, I saw no significant improvements. I told my mother that it sucked. It was not working at all.

She told me that healing is a process.

She was right, of course.

I know that it is a process, but I needed that reminder.

My ear was still red, but it was no longer painful. I kept on taking my medication and had another video consultation with an ENT specialist who was referred to by my previous doctor. He changed my antibiotics, and I noticed significant progress.

After taking the new antibiotics for another week, my right ear healed.

The lesson here is that healing is still a process.

You just got to do what you have to do.

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