It's been three weeks and a day since I had my cyst removed, and, though there is still evidence of a bruise, it is much less noticeable. I'm amazed it took as long as it did, but at least it's fading.
I still have one more day of Sweden to report on, as well as our day o' apple-picking fun with our neighbors, but that may have to wait until next week. Much is going on that is going to take up my time and energy over the next few weeks.
In the words of The Terminator (but much less ominous), I'll be back.