Ouch that sounds nasty. I broke my ankle in three places last january. I had some surgery and as a result I have a nice big scar on either side of my feet. They too stitched me up, but taking the stitches out wasn't too bad (for me anyways). Then 3 months later they surgically took out some of the metal, and stitched me up again. It wasnt a pretty sight. I was out of comission for over 3 weeks. Make sure the wound has enough time to heal properly. Get well soon!