Bad news: They're a bigger gauge than the one I've been wearing for months now.
Good news: The stems are shorter, more comfy.
Bad news: The ball at the end is also bigger.
Good news: I got one of them in.
Bad news: It hurts like hell.
It'll get better; I'm just momentarily miserable and felt like bitching. Now to hold my breathe and wait for sympathy. ;)