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Old 11-17-2011, 06:01 PM
jsewell jsewell is offline
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Location: Sierra Madre, California
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Up at 3am. that is just crazy. I sometimes wake up really early, and start on my computer because the other 4 people are sleeping, but i usually fall back asleep at some point. I can't figure out my sleep need one day up at 8 , the next day can't get out of bed at noon. My bedtime is late , but consistent.

For flat back syndrome, i believe they can do an osteotomy to correct the problem and add some curve to the lumbar area. That , i have read, gives instant relief. That is what i want, i am so used to surgery now, it doesn't seem like a huge deal. that is probably why i didn't rest enough at first with this last one.
Although i have had a lot of surgery, it has been on all 3 areas. My neck breaking is the only reason i had the repeat neck surgery. Then the DrRegan did not accomplish what he set out to do as he damaged my lungs so it needed some more work. i suspect him removing the fusion at my thoracic spine (without mentioning it to me) could have helped along or even been the cause of my extreme kyphosis in that area that was then effecting my lungs even more. So they all have definite reasons and were not repeats of the same problem.
YOu really should go to another podiatrist to see where you stand on your feet!!! At least you will know what exactly will help you.

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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