A Few Extra Stitches I went into the hospital for some minor surgery (a circumcision), and the day after the procedure,a friend stopped by to see how I was doing. My friend was amazed at the number of nurses who entered the room in short intervals with refreshments, offers to fluff my pillows, make the bed, give back rubs, etc. "Why all the attention?" My friend asked, "You look fine to me." "I know!" "But the nurses kind of formed a little fan club when they all heard that my procedure required twenty- seven stitches."