The stitches were removed today. I'm still sore. The doctor said to lift no more that 25 lbs for the next three weeks and to gradually ease into my normal routine. It's better to do too little than too much. I can live with that. Dorothy should have the garden completely tilled and planted by then. I asked the doctor for a prescription for three more months of Dorothy's TLC. He said he could write one but by the look on Dorothy's face he doubts I could get it filled.