Got the last of the staples out today. Healing well. Got a better idea of what was done and where the cyst was in all of the mess. The soft tissue is being held together with dissolvable sutures, which sort of go away as the soft tissue heals.
I meet with the out-patient Physical Therapy people Tuesday, for (yet) another evaluation. I expect that the work there will be more challenging that the work at the in-patient clinic.
The whole mess should be "optimal" by Christmas.