So I was just wondering - if you had stitches in your head (only 4 and not that bad) would you still surf against doctor's orders? I didn't and am still not even after they are out. The doctor told me that I needed to wait a few more days. I'm incredibly frustrated but I figured getting an infection on the head would be really brutal. Had the stitches been on my leg or arm I wouldn't even think twice about it and would have already been back in the water. I guess since I'm a bit older - and allegedly wiser - I am just being cautious. So what about you? Would you surf? How long would you wait?