I Had Ear Lobes Like a Bloodhound - Wilmington, DE
I am 67, in good shape physically and mentally....
Five weeks post surgery
I am having the re-piercings done next week, as the swelling and redness is gone.
I was a little unsettled by the doctor's young appearance. He looked 25, but I am told he is I n his 4o's. Maybe that's a good testament, although I could not see any evidence of any surgery he might have had. This guy had ZERO bedside manner, answered my questions succinctly and I was concerned that he used the word "hopefully" so frequently. The procedure took about an hour for both ears, not including numbing time. I was probably out of there, start to finish, two hours. Dr said not more than 20 words to me in that time. I did ask for post-op care; nothing but antibiotic ointment. I think I will be very pleased, but just because the surgeon was sorely lacking in communication skills doesn't mean I won't have a great outcome. I didn't want to talk to him because I thought he was in his "zone," and knowing a little but about surgery, I could tell when he was making the interior sutures, then the exterior. Fun to actually hear part of your body being cut off! but there was no pain.