In theory I get the rest of my incision staples out today.
To recap, I had hernia surgery on June 27 and am grateful for it, but now it's time to get on with closing the wound.
I'm happy about it, but it hasn't happened yet. It may still be that they have to remain a few more days.
Better that than getting them out too soon and risking opening up my abdomen.
I am grateful either way. The staples will come out eventually. They have to.
I got half of the them out a few days ago. The practitioner who removed them said a week is too short a time for an incision of that length (about four inches) to heal. She removed every other one and told me I could get the rest out early this week.
I feel pretty good and am getting some of my bendability back. Staples and the slice in the flesh made it difficult to lean forward for any appreciable length of time.
I've healed well enough I could crawl around in the garden for an hour yesterday doing some much needed weeding
Today may still be too early. I won't know until I try.
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