About 3 wks ago, when I was examining my right ft, post bunion surgery, I noticed after one of the scabs fell of the side of my foot, a piece of nylon stitch hanging out of the foot, it was about an inch to an inch and a half long!!
The nurse working at the fracture clinic had changed my dressings and removed (so she thought and so did I ) the stitches from both feet. Though I noticed she seemed distrated and she kept saying "Oh I missed one here, oh and I missed another over here." Not reassuring to say the least!! She was an older nurse with glasses and I'm sure she should be retiring right about now!
So when I noticed the stitch hanging out, I called the fracture clinic and they put her on the phone to me. She told me to cut the knot and pull the stitch out. I could see no knot. I guess it was buried under another scab. So she then tells me to just cut the stitch back so it is flush with the skin, and the rest will retract back into the skin.
Today when having a shower, I now notice a tiny little hole where the stich had been cut back and I can still feel a tiny bit of the stitch coming out of my skin...enough to snag on something but not enough for me to cut back myself.
Now that all the scabs have fallen off, I can see a 1/4 of an inch up, there is the stitch knot embedded UNDER my skin!!!
and I can feel it...it's hard. I can also feel and move the bit of stich under my skin.
I'm so upset!! I see my Dr. on Wed. This lady is so negligent. I'm wondering if my Dr. will remove the stitch...................?? It's not infected or sore.