Since this thread came back up, I thought I'd say that the healing has went well. I've changed to smaller bars now, and I've stopped wearing the o-rings since the balls aren't sinking in at all anymore.

I've retired my VCH for a bit so that it downsizes, cause I want to wear smaller jewelry there, or it looks too crowded - 3mm bar and 6mm balls looked great by itself, but with the rest it was too big.
(Also retired my nape piercing last week, but that's a whole different story. boo-hoo)