[Sidebar: we met an interesting retired Marine SgtMaj who had come in to have a deep brain stimulation implant hooked up. My Marine and he had some good conversations while we waited. ]
The incision site is a little over 3.5” long and is healing well. It’s a little bumpy and puffy at the top. I’m hoping it’s just an absorbable stitch that will dissolve allowing the skin to smooth out. When I’m not wearing the back brace, I can feel that puffiness back there when moving. It’s totally weird.
Was prescribed Gabapentin to combat the nerve pain on the right side. Things should settle down in the next month or so.