Apparently Little Cuter was not alone in wondering what the story is with my leg.
Short answer - no one knows.
Long answer - I changed clothes after lunch at Tohono Chul Tea Room with Heidi and noticed splotchy red rashiness and swelling of my wounds and lots of heat in the thigh. Nothing above or below the thigh, but the front of the thigh itself was interesting enough to warrant a call to the Home Care nurse.... who apparently doesn't exist on Sundays. Heidi said to call the ER and they told me to drive down. TBG was out enjoying a carefree day..... well, I took care of that quickly enough :(
After quickly being triaged, we waited in the ER until I couldn't sit any longer and promoted myself into a space with a bed and doctors. By that time - 2 hours after I first noticed it - there was nothing left but a small red line . The ER docs were baffled. They probed and pushed and prodded and nodded and finally said that maybe it was vascular (but then it probably wouldn't have resolved that quickly) or maybe it was allergies (TBG wondered if I'd starched just the right leg of my trousers) but they were able to agree that they had no idea and that I shouldn't worry.
Everyone agreed that it was a good thing that I'd come in... everyone but TBG who didn't like being in the waiting room again AT ALL. The fact that the court case against He Who Should Be Slapped was all over the news on the wall tv's as we sat there didn't help at all. Not one bit.
I was discharged with instructions to "Keep doing what you've been doing. Your leg looks very healthy now" and Heidi drove (slowly) home where foodstuffs and paperbacks were waiting by the front door.
Thanks for the concern, denizens.... and for the love. Try not to worry about me; I'm doing just fine.