Even though I was practically hyperventilating while walking to the piercing place, I somehow managed to keep it together. It took 10 minutes total, 8 of that involving paperwork and chat with the piercer, who was very kind and warm to me. She found the original hole, so no re-piercing was necessary; she just had to get the new jewelry in. That part wasn’t bad at all, more of a dull, annoying ache than anything.
Don’t let the expression fool you – I am extremely happy to have my nose ring back. Just unbelievably exhausted!