Just call me "Franken-groin".... :)
Last night I decided to change dressings, remove the steri-strips, and basically open up the area to some air. Once I finally got everything gently removed, I found that I'm now the proud owner of a couple of four inch soon-to-be scars "down there". Now I could follow in the tradition of Mr. Litton and post pictures of my injury, but I think I'll forego that. I'd have to fuzz out some "small artifacts" in the picture, and I'd prefer not show off my photo-editing "shortcomings"... :)
Although things are still tender and I'm moving slowly, I think I'm over the significant pain portion of the recovery. I don't feel like I'm chasing the pain with my meds quite as much, and I can actually walk for short distances without feeling like my incisions are on fire. Perhaps in another week or so, I'll actually be back to relative normal.
All I can say is, when the doctor says it's going to hurt quite a bit (and more than you'd expect), he may just know something that you don't know....