This afternoon a nurse removed the staples from my incision -- all 29 of them. She then covered the area with wound reinforcement strips to protect it. I was relieved to be rid of them because some of them were starting to stick me.
I was informed today that I probably will be released on Tuesday, April 29. I hope that will be the case. They won't release me until they know that I have a safe shower chair and a walker. I ordered a shower chair from Walmart and can pick it up at their store at US 290 W and MoPac. They will hold it for me for up to 14 days. If there's anything wrong with it, I can exchange it easily.