Well, the stitches came out, but only a fifth of the incision knit together, so now there's a great big gaping hole in my arm.
Two weeks or more before that's healed, and god knows about the pain. The nerve disease I had, RSD, is sneaky. The more you rest the affected limbs the worse the pain and inflexibility gets. So there's more pain all around, due to resting the arm. Stitching, cooking, and cleaning are my at-home physical therapy, but with tangible and helpful side effects like food, a feeling of productivity, and a clean environment.
I can't express how frustrated and depressed I am. Hope I'll be back to normal sooner than I expect.