Ok, so here is an update. I saw one of the resident's today, and the nurse practitioner, as my doctor is away. I do not have a piece of metal sticking out under the abutment. It was a very sharp, very hard scab. She cleaned it out. The lumps and bumps I feel and see on my skull around the abutment are normal. They are basically where the suture lines were and will eventually flatten out some more. The indentations I have from my craniotomy in 1991 never went away, so I am not holding my breath about this either. They said my site looks really good. I did find out a few other things. My surgeon, despite the new possibility of a shorter wait time for "gotcha day", will not consider anything less than three months. I was told that he finds it hard to believe that any change in the implant would really provide safe osseointegration. No matter what is recommended by Cochlear, he will stick with a longer wait period. Also, UCSD no longer can provide Oticon as an option to Baha patients because UCSD is not contracted with them for this procedure. They had offered me the option, but since the end of June, things have changed and it is not an option. If someone really wanted to Oticon, Dr. Harris might be able to do it at one of the other local hospitals where he is on staff. I also asked about upgrading to the BP3 since my BP100 box has not even been open. The audiologist said she would check, but no guarantees. In addition, she said that all BAHA surgeries as of September 1 (at UCSD) will be getting the BP3. She said it is basically the same with some upgrades. So....that is my updated info.