Did I mention that there are certain symptoms I was told to be alert for, that would indicate a possible infection in the incision area?
Well, there are. And on Thursday night (naturally, the night before Christmas Eve, guaranteeing that no doctor's office would be open until Monday at the soonest), some of those symptoms started making an unwanted appearance.
I dealt with it as best I could over the weekend, and on Monday, I called the surgeon's office. He's away this week, but the fill-in doctor asked me to come in so she can have a look and prescribe an appropriate treatment. I'll be there today, and with luck whatever she prescribes will knock this problem out.