In this picture, my head is on the left, the incision was about 9 or 10 inches long, right along my spine from between my shoulder blades to just below the bottom of my rib cage. In this picture the 42 staples were still in. This was my first experience with surgical staples. Not bad at all, a little tug when a few of them came out, but for the most part really not much discomfort. She took out half of them one day and the other half the next day. The puncture from the drain tube still shows on my back, the bruises below have long faded.
I have a feeling,. that this is going to leave a mark.