So I went back to the doctor, and guess what? He re-put in three new stitches! Apparently, my skin is prone to "de-adhesion", which just means it takes twice as long for me to heal as it would a normal person. 7 to 10 days could never be enough for me, 14 to 20 is much more recommended!
Gee, thanks for telling me that AFTER I went through all the pain and hassle of getting the old ones out,the wound splitting open again, only to get new stitches and start the whole damn agony over again!!