I'm in surgery!
Congrats. I hate to say it but the fun is just now starting. The healing process is slow and painful. As many have said, it has to heal from the inside out and that takes a long time. I stuffed mine with gauze as directed and still had to reopen it because it closed too soon.
Pulling the gauze out after it's dried and stuck is about as much pain as you can have.
Glad to know I'm not alone in my experience.
And....mine has not given me any problems since it healed. It was about 20 yrs ago.