I went to the doc last Thurs. and was to have my stitches removed butas he removed two of them the wound was opening up and bleeding so he would not continue (I was glad 'cause it was hurting like the dickens). I was very disappointed and somewhat down in the dumps. I am very ready to have the use of my hand back. I will see him again tomorrow and I am quite confident he will be able to remove the rest. I have been babying it more than before. It is very tight and I'm sure I will have to work on it to stretch it all back out but I have not had anymore numbness in this hand. I think I am going to wait several months before having the left hand done so I can build up the strenbgth in the right. I'll keep you all posted.