Thanks, guys. Yeah, I feel better about my head already. There's still redness at the extraction sites but this is expected for only one month post-op. Very important to me is that I can now, for the first time in nearly a decade and a half, brush and shampoo my hair without irritating a bunch of ugly, red, and crucially, "raised", plugs on the frontal third. The skin is much, much smoother already in front (used to be very bumpy). The FUs coming in are a bonus. I'm also optimistic about the filling in of the linear scars, hope for the best.
Forhair, you asked about my case, who my doctor was, etc. - I was chopped up by one of Bosley's hairmill minions in 1993. A long-winded version of my story is on this site, at:
http://www.forhair.com/hairtransplant/v ... php?t=1056
Thanks for the interest guys, maybe I'll post a photo again at the three month mark.