Well, I had my staples out last Tuesday, and removed the last of the tape today. I feel like I'm Human again. Its been a rough couple of weeks. The staples weighed about five pounds and really started to be an irritant towards the end of the week. I had an allergic reaction to some the tape, and got a good tape burn from it. I'm off all pain medications, and that the best part. I'm grateful for the pain killers taking the edge of pain, but the side effects were no fun. They don't tell you about the nightmares and emotional roll-a-coasters. I was tried of crying for no reason. And the nightmares: I never realized that cute, adorable ferrets and Pixar movies are the things of nightmare, but in my mind they are.