This is most definitely under a cut, because wow, lots of bruising, wound, stitches, and also it’s verrrrry NSFW just because there are pubes!
I’m going to see a practice nurse tomorrow at my local GP surgery, who will probably remove the stitches, I think. This particular type of stitches was called “a bead” by the nurse, because there is a bead at each end of the stitches, and a tail. Apparently they remove the stitches by grabbing the tail and pulling, and all the stitches just come out! Magic. I’m imagining it’ll be a bit like undoing knitting, hehe.
The bruising has gotten in some ways gradually worse. I do wonder how much of that is the tickly cough’s fault. I’m assuming this is normal, anyway.