Okay--I did not do well with this surgery. Spent 5 days in the hospital, and have been home on the couch ever since.
I am obsessed with my incision. I am not happy with it. It is 4-5" long and has 14 stitches, which will not be removed until post op day 11! Almost everyone I have encountered who has undergone thyroid surgery has had steri strips and their incision looks great. Those who had stitches had them removed prior to leaving the hospital. I automatically assumed I would have steri strips as well and was shocked to see the railroad tracks running across my lower neck.
What's the deal with sutures vs steri strips?
Which did you have?