Hi @SurreyGirl I hope you're having a nice day so far. I do believe most often the body does absorb the stitches but I have read that in some cases a stitch has come to the surface months later. Not saying that's what it is, only mentioning it as a possibility. I'm also wondering if you should set the E45 aside for several weeks on the rare chance it's a reaction from the creme? I do believe Jo will still stop by, she's probably playing catch up. If a few more days pass and she hasn't weighed in, I'll tag her again. Enjoy the afternoon and evening!