Havnt read the whole thread but its a doddle. I took my own out my foot a year back and there really is nothing to it. Clean the area with some disinfectant wipes or spay as well as the scissors, then cut the stitch and pull through. It doesn't hurt at all, just remember not to pull the knot through the wound.Got 4 stitches in my hand that are due out tomorrow. In the states so don’t fancy paying through the nose to get them taken out. Can’t be that hard surely to take them out? Or am I being a stupid tight arse?