Then, I went to get on my 11AM conference call, and I put my headset on and... ow. It stopped hurting quite as much after a couple of minutes, but it was a nice little shock to help wake me up, I guess.
Cleaning this morning was mostly ok. The two lobe piercings cleaned easily, once I loosened them up. The cartilage piercing, on the other hand, didn't. And, actually, hasn't. Touching the piercing is still very much something I like avoiding, as it hurts quite a bit. But, I'm going to have to tackle that soonish, as I have already experienced my ears trying to fall off, and given the choice, would rather not do it again.