I saw the surgeon the other day and he pronounced my sugical wound healed, and that I would no longer need the services of the home health care nurses.
The straight black lines are adhesive residue from the tape used to hold the dressings in place.
You could click on the image for a much larger view, but I wouldn't recommend it. There's really not much to see and the image IS huge.
Now, if it would only stop itching!