These were in my life for 8 years, seemingly small and meaningless, I couldn't be happier without them. They held me back. Besides the fact I was in shock after I got them out, I felt so light and free knowing I could live my life and do my hobbies freely. I should've gotten them removed years ago,but this innate fear held me back. That quick pain of removal has brought me months and from now on years of happiness. These are a reminder for me that if something is bothering you, change it, you are stronger than you think.