Well that went extremely well.
The tape can be removed as it peels away in the shower. I've already been cutting away any free ends.
The stitches will dissolve.
I am healing quickly.
I have my next appointment in 6 weeks when I will get instructions on self examination taking into account scaring. He did say I have a skin type that does not tend to scar badly.
I should at that point go for a proper fitting for new bras and I am to remember ... "gravity still happens".
The idea of olive oil from Shellie ( in comments on previous post ) is a good one for tape removal and soothing. When I was pregnant my doctor suggested I start using it on my nipples to prevent cracking once I started breast feeding. Safe for me and safe for baby. It worked.
It's at times like this that I realize who smart I am keeping Paul around. He's a great helper, puts up with having to do things my way and hasn't complained that I toss and turn at night finding just the right spot for comfortable sleeping.
I'm having second thoughts about Stephen though. He ate the last three tropical fruit jellies that I had my sister bring from Victoria BC. I can't find them here and they were my recovery treat! ( it's alright son I forgive you )