Well, just four days after a post-op check-up, I went to the office again yesterday. This was due to the "tails" of my dissolving stitches deciding they didn’t want to dissolve. I now have several little ulcerated spots where they pushed themselves out and there are indications of more to come.
My doctors threatened to put me back in a cast for a week to stave the chance of infection and further wound complication. I wasn’t having that. Thankfully, they are willing to work with a bull-headed lady such as myself.
I am not directed to put anything on the wounds except heat. Lots and lots of heat–to the effect of eight hot compresses per day to promote circulation and healing, much like a cast would do. I also walked out of the office after one of my doctors placed a single band-aid on my leg, giggling as I went. We went from a cast to a single band-aid
I have to return on Friday to check out the "progress" and there’s still a chance they’ll stick me back in a cast, if it hasn’t improved. Please keep your fingers crossed!