1 stitch left!
It's been almost 6 weeks since my ICD implantation and I am doing great. I don't mind the ICD at all and am getting used to the look and feel of it there. I am gradually getting my strength back and becoming more active.
I just realized today, though, that there is one of my supposedly dissolvable stitches still in the incision. All this time I had thought it was a very stubborn scab, but I looked at it with a mirror today and then had my Mom look at it, and we're pretty sure it's a stitch (it's straight, thin and black, and hard to the touch). It's kind of grown into the skin now.
It isn't painful or infected looking (the incision in general looks very clean and is healing well). Do I just keep waiting? Or should I see someone and get it taken out (yuck!)?