good news! 2 of the 3 lil scabs came off on their own n the shower. my ear looks normal, lil more wrinkly tho, still no pain and wearing 3/4.. i have been using my oil as usual being careful not to disturb the last scab. all is well. i haven't noticed any changes in thickness with the area of the lobe from what i can see. its hard to tell when u cant pull and feel it...but it looks like the other one with no jewelry. i guess. i will still be waiting before i stretch it again unless it does so on its own which they are prone to doing..
thanks for your help