my surgeon's nurse just called. I had called her and requested a refill on pain medications. She looked at my chart and realized i have a lot of stitches and felt the initial followup appointment (which was scheduled for about 2 weeks from today; 1 month post-op) is too long to leave the sutures in and too soon to follow up with the doctor on how i'm healing. So i go next week to get the sutures out, but my follow-up with the doctor is now a month away. :-( Oh well. Its only time, and no sense in going in for no reason.