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Old 08-30-2011, 03:01 AM
jsewell jsewell is offline
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Location: Sierra Madre, California
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I saw my surgeon today ,it has been 3 weeks since the surgery and 2 i guess since the nerve blocks. What he did was take out some screws in my mid thoracic region to add a connector rod to extend the fusion down to L-4. Then he took out some more screws near the upper lumbar area that he thuoght were irritating me. Then of course the fusion of L3 and L4. My leg pain in the right side went away with the injections, when i got to the surgery center i almost could not walk, now the right side is pretty much back to normal . the right side , however is hurting now.
He said to come back in 2 weeks and if the left side is still bothering me, we could try more shots . Time will tell,. I had xrays of my neck too and some screws are pulling out so he said we may have to go in and put a hook if i fall out anymore. Oh joy.
Maria that would be great if we could meet and talk in person. Let me know when you are around.

2007 ACDF 4-7
2008 hip , knee scope, hip replacement
2009 thoracic T-5 thru T-11fusion
2009 VATS T7-8, posterior only T11-12. removal of thoracic hard wear
2010 lung surgery
2010 T2-L2 kyphosis correction
2010 Kyphoplasty T-3, T-4
2011 Cervical osteotomy ,revision C4-T5
2011 Foot surgery
2011 Revision fusion T7 thru L4/laminectomy
2012 Hammertoe correction left foot
2012 Revision fusion T-12 thru L5
2012 Revision fusion L4-L5
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